A bridge is a fixed (non-removable) dental appliance used to replace one or more missing teeth. Designed to match the look and feel of your natural teeth, a bridge consists or two crowns that serve as anchors to hold your new artificial teeth in place.
Along with replacing missing teeth, a dental bridge will also help prevent remaining teeth from shifting out of position.
Reasons for a Fixed Bridge:
- One or more missing teeth
- Upgrade from a removable partial denture
What Does Getting a Fixed Bridge Involve?
A fixed bridge will take multiple visits to plan, place and perfect. At your first visit, a mold will be created and a temporary bridge will be put in place to protect your teeth while your permanent bridge is fabricated. At the second visit, your new porcelain bridge will be placed and checked. Often we will only temporarily cement it in place to help your teeth and tissue get used to it. It will then be permanently cemented at a later date.
Caring for Your New Dental Bridge:
Care instructions will be provided at the conclusion of your treatment. Proper oral hygiene, sound diet and visits to your dentist will all help ensure that your fixed bridge will last for many years to come.