I've been missing a couple of front teeth since childhood. There is not a gap because my mouth was already overcrowded and the other teeth moved to fill the space. However, the teeth are large and unsightly, not to mention a lot of decay at this point. My dentist is recommending extracting the two front teeth and putting crowns on the adjoining teeth. Has anyone ever done this before - a bridge on the upper front teeth? Were you happy with your decision? I'm wondering about several things....the longevity of the bridge considering you use your front teeth to bite...the look of the bridge, did the teeth look natural compared to the other teeth in your mouth? Does it hurt to have a temporary put in where you just had extractions? What is the process like of having the temporary bridge removed to put in the permanent bridge? Does that hurt?