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Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth.

At your office visit, will discuss the best dental bridge options for your situation. The most common bridge is called a "traditional bridge" and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal. They are most popular because they resemble your natural teeth. It consists of two crowns on two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached on either side of the artificial teeth(pontics), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years with proper homecare; however, they may need to be replaced or re-cemented due to normal wear.

Reasons For a Fixed Bridge

• Fill space of missing teeth.
• Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
• Maintain facial shape.
• Restore chewing and speaking ability.
• Upgrade from a removable partial denture.
• Restore your smile.

What does getting a Fixed Bridge involve?

A bridge requires two or more office visits. The two anchoring teeth are prepared, while numb, by removing a portion of enamel. This allows for a crown. Next, an impression (mold) is made which will be sent to a dental laboratory for the bridge will be fabricated. A temporary bridge will be given to you and worn for several weeks until your next appointment.

At the second visit, will carefully check your permanent bridge, make any adjustments, and cement it to achieve a comfortable bite and proper fit.

Care instructions will be given before you leave. Homecare including proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new permanent bridge.

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