Bridges are usually made from a porcelain called zirconia but they can also be made from gold or other types of metal. The type of material is chosen to ensure they are strong and durable. The decision of whether to use a bridge restoration or a dental implant is a conversation to be had with your dentist to see what is best for you. The process of making a bridge involves using the neighboring teeth of a space without teeth to make a dental prosthesis that permanently gets placed over the entire span of missing teeth. The bridge prosthesis is made at a dental laboratory and the patient wears a temporary bridge in that space while it is being fabricated.