In some cases, teeth that cannot be fixed need to be removed in order to make way for new teeth. This patient had been embarrassed for many years over the appearance of her smile. She recalled many stories of hiding her smile in social settings over the years. The failing teeth were removed and were replaced with a ceramic bridge. We were able to correct the alignment and spacing issues that had long been a concern of the patient. At a check up visit after the bridge was placed, she was beaming to report that she was no longer afraid to smile and loves her new feeling of confidence.