Bridging a gap created by one or more missing teeth has become a possibility through the application of a dental bridge.
Missing one or more teeth? Bridge the gap with a dental bridge.
A dental bridge is a fixed dental restoration used to fill in the gap created by a missing tooth. This fixed dental prosthesis allows patients to restore their smile, properly chew and speak, maintain their face's shape, evenly distribute biting and chewing forces, and prevent the drifting of the remaining teeth.
Two or more crowns and pontics, or false teeth, make up a dental bridge. Dental bridges come in three main types: traditional, cantilever, and Maryland-bonded. Each type varies in their fabrication and in how they are anchored in the mouth.
A dental bridge may require two dental visits for its preparation and placement:
- First visit: During the initial visit at the dentist, the supporting teeth are recontoured to allow room for the crown to be placed. Impressions of the teeth are then created to serve as a model for the bridge, pontic, and crown. While waiting for the creation of the bridge, a temporary bridge will serve to protect the exposed teeth and gums.
- Second visit: The next appointment will involve the removal of the temporary bridge and the checking and adjustment of the new bridge for proper fit and bite. The dentist will then cement the new bridge in place.
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