Services

Fixed Bridge

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

There are several types of bridges.  We will review the best options for your particular case. The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of a porcelain ceramic blend. This type of bridge consists of two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth and are attached to replacement crowns which fill the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years, however they may need replacement or need to be recemented 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.

What does getting a fixed bridge involve?
Getting a bridge usually requires two visits.  While you are comfortably numb, the two supporting teeth are shaped to receive a crown. Next, highly accurate impressions (mold) are made which will be sent to our dental laboratory where the bridge will be fabricated. In addition, a temporary bridge will be made and worn for several weeks until your next appointment.

At the second visit, your permanent bridge will be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented to achieve a proper fit. You will receive 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.