Dental bridges work by replacing missing teeth with artificial teeth that are supported by neighboring natural teeth or dental implants. The bridge consists of crowns on the teeth adjacent to the gap, known as abutment teeth, and false teeth in between. The abutment teeth are prepared by removing some enamel, and impressions are taken to create a model for the bridge. A temporary bridge is worn while the permanent one is being made. During a second visit, the temporary bridge is removed, and the permanent bridge is checked and adjusted for fit before being cemented in place.