Bridges are generally made of porcelain or a composite material, and are used to replace missing teeth. Bridges are placed on the neighboring teeth so they span the site of the missing tooth/teeth. There are two types of bridges-fixed and removable. Fixed bridges are bonded into place and can only be removed by a dentist. Removable partials or dentures may not be as desirable as fixed bridges and are generally not as stable. Your appearance, dental health and the proper functioning of your mouth are all important reasons for wearing a bridge. Your teeth work together to help chew, speak, sing and smile. If your teeth are missing, it can be difficult to do these things. Fortunately, missing teeth can be replaced and you can restore your oral health and your smile with a fixed bridge or partial denture.