An old fashioned way to replace a missing tooth is with a dental bridge. This requires the aggressive cutting down of natural healthy teeth to support the teeth. Once the tooth enamel is cut away it can never be replace. Old fashioned bridges do not last long term. When the bridge fails it creates a larger more expensive problem than the original missing tooth. The best way to replace a missing tooth is with a dental implant.
When Dr. Nugent’s Mother broke a front tooth, he used a dental implant to restore the broken tooth instead of a three unit bridge.