Dental Bridges to Replace Missing Teeth

Dental bridges can help to replace one or several missing teeth.
Dental Bridges to Replace Missing Teeth

Why Bridges?

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

 

Why Bridges?

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 Treatment
Before 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.
During Treatment

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 Treatment
The 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

Your first visit will entail a detailed conversation with your dentist to go over the procedure, the creation of a temporary bridge, and the creation of impressions that are sent off to the dental laboratory. Each visit can take up to 90 minutes, possibly less. We want to ensure that you are comfortable with each step of the process, so be sure to ask any questions or voice any concerns during your first visit.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is a non-removable appliance used to replace missing teeth.
What are bridges made of?
While there are several types of bridges, the traditional dental bridge is usually made of ceramic fused to metal. These are very popular because they resemble your natural teeth.