Dental bridges are fixed, non-removable appliances that can be an excellent way to replace missing teeth.
In our office, we use porcelain bridges that closely resemble your natural teeth. The bridge consists of two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth and are attached to artificial teeth, which fill the gap created by the missing teeth.
Dental bridges are highly durable and with proper care, will last many years. They may at some point need to be replaced due to normal wear or recurrent decay if not properly maintained.REASONS FOR A FIXED BRIDGE
Getting a bridge will require two or more visits. During your first visit, the anchoring teeth are prepared by removing a portion of the enamel to allow for a crown while the teeth are numb. An impression is then taken and sent to a dental laboratory where the bridge will be fabricated. A temporary bridge will be made for you to wear for the next couple of weeks while your bridge is being made.
During your second visit, the temporary bridge will be removed, and your teeth will be cleaned and prepared for your permanent bridge. The permanent bridge will be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented to achieve the proper fit.
Care instructions will be given to you in order to ensure that you enjoy your permanent bridge for years to come. Proper brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new permanent bridge.