A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth.
are several types of bridges. You and your dentist will discuss the
best options for your particular case. The “traditional bridge” is the
most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal.
Porcelain fixed bridges are most popular because they resemble your
natural teeth. This type of bridge consists to two crowns that go over
two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics
(artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing
bridges are highly durable and will last many years, however they may
need replacement or need to be re-cemented due to normal wear.
Reasons for a fixed bridge:
Fill space of missing teeth.
Maintain facial shape.
Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
Restore chewing and speaking ability.
Restore your smile.
Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance.
What does getting a fixed bridge involve?
a bridge usually requires two or more visits. While the teeth are
numb, the two anchoring teeth are prepared by removing a portion of
enamel to allow for a crown. Next, a highly accurate impression (mold)
is made which will be sent to a dental laboratory where the bridge will
be fabricated. In addition, a temporary bridge will be made and worn
for several weeks until your next appointment.
the second visit, you permanent bridge will be carefully checked,
adjusted, and cemented to achieve a proper fit. Occasionally your
dentist may only temporarily cement the bridge, allowing your teeth and
tissue time to get used to the new bridge. The new bridge will be
permanently cemented at a later time.
will receive care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment.
Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the
life of your new permanent bridge.
You are welcome to schedule an appointment today!