Not only is it very hard to hide a missing tooth, but also it can create significant future problems for your smile. Your teeth work together to stay in the proper position. When one tooth is missing, your other teeth will be free to move, which can create alignment problems, gaps between other teeth, difficulty chewing and more. A porcelain bridge literally “bridges the gap” in your smile by using the neighboring teeth as the supportive structure for a porcelain tooth restoration. After a little tooth preparation, Dr. Cothern creates porcelain crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap. A porcelain tooth gets positioned between these crowns, giving you back your complete smile.