What can you do when you are missing one tooth? One potential option is to have a bridge placed. A permanent bridge involves placing crowns on the teeth on either side of the space, connecting them through a pontic (which is a tooth made of porcelain). The pontic is designed to look like it is growing right out of the gums, just like your other teeth. It is cemented into place on either side, and becomes a permanent replacement tooth that you can eat with, and you can be proud to show in your smile.