Replacing a missing tooth is very important. If the space is left open several issues may transpire, including:
- Shifting of teeth around the missing tooth
- Bone loss
- Reshaping their face
- Decay on surrounding teeth
What to Expect
Dental bridges can be installed to help restore your smile and act like your natural, permanent teeth. Bridges for teeth can be completed in three visits: an initial visit, a follow-up fit visit, and an installation visit.
Before TreatmentBefore treatment, be sure to use preventative oral hygiene to ensure your teeth are as clean as possible. Be able to identify any problems you are having with your teeth and let your dentist know.
While the teeth are numb, the two anchoring teeth are prepared. A portion of the enamel will be removed to allow a dental crown (interlink dental crown page). Next, a highly accurate impression is made, which will be sent to a dental laboratory so your bridge can be fabricated. A temporary dental bridge will be made, which can be worn for about three weeks until your next appointment.
The bridge foundation will be carefully checked to ensure a proper fit on the second visit. The dentist will select a shade of porcelain that is a good match with your adjacent teeth and cement the bridge back in your mouth.
After TreatmentThe permanent bridge is ready to be inserted at the follow-up visit (usually two weeks after initial treatment). Your dentist will have you try it on, adjusting it as needed, polishing, and inserting it with permanent cement. To ensure the longevity of your permanent dental bridge, be sure to brush and floss every day and go for regular, routine dental visits.
Your First Visit
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