A dental bridge consists of two or more fitted crowns placed on the abutment teeth present on either side of the space that missing teeth have created. Fixed dental bridges are quite sturdy and durable. They look and function just like your natural teeth. The artificial teeth used in this process are called pontics, and it is made up of different materials like porcelain, alloys, etc. Depending on your teeth and budget, your dentist will help you choose the right dental bridge material for you. To ensure that the pontics remain in place, dental implants or natural teeth need to be present.