The surrounding teeth will be prepped the same as they would be prepped for a crown by reducing the sides of the teeth to fit a crown over the top and impressions are taken. The dentist will place a temporary bridge until the permanent bridge comes back from the lab (tailor made for you) and will be cemented on.
The only downside with bridges is that the surrounding teeth will require healthy tooth structure to be shaved down for the crowns to be fitted. As always, your natural teeth will always be the best set you will ever get and we will always work with you to help maintain your oral hygiene (to save your natural teeth for as long as possible). We will always discuss the most suitable options to meet your needs.