A Bridge is a non surgical option to replace a missing tooth.
A Bridge is done when you have a missing tooth that needs to be replaced, and there are teeth on both sides of the missing tooth. Both adjacent teeth are prepared for crowns and these two crowns act as supporting teeth for the missing tooth.
Alternatives to a bridge are either a dental implant or a partial denture.
The benefits of a bridge are its non-surgical nature and the speed at which the restoration can be completed. However, the downside to a bridge is that it will not last as long as a dental implant. A dental implant can last up to a lifetime with proper care, and also depending on health of the patient