Dental Fixed Bridges
A dental bridge is a fixed, non-removable appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth.
There are several types of bridges. The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is currently made of
ceramics, thus achieving optimal aesthetics.
Dental fixed bridges consist of to two or more crowns that cover the anchoring or abutment teeth.
One or more pontics or artificial teeth fill the gap created by the missing tooth or teeth. Dental
bridges are highly durable and will last many years, however they may need replacement or need to
be re-cemented due to normal wear.
Reasons for a fixed bridge:
- Fill space of missing teeth
- Maintain facial shape
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
- Restore chewing and speaking ability
- Restore your smile
- Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance
Fixed bridge procedure:
Fixed bridges usually require two visits. Your first appointment involves preparing
your teeth by removing any decay, shaping your teeth and then taking a highly accurate impression
to create your custom bridge. A temporary bridge will protect your teeth while your fixed bridge is
At the second visit, your permanent bridge will be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented to
achieve a proper fit. You will receive home care instructions at the conclusion of the procedure.
Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new permanent bridge.
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