Losing a tooth or multiple teeth can negatively affect how you speak and chew, change your bite and cause teeth to chip and crack, and negatively change the appearance of your jaw, lips, cheeks, and face. For these reasons, it is important to replace missing teeth.
Advanced dental techniques and technologies
make replacing missing teeth more natural looking
and comfortable than ever before!
Filling gaps for missing teeth, permanent or fixed dental bridges are artificial teeth (or partial dentures) that are attached to natural (abutment) teeth. After the abutment teeth tare fitted with crowns, the bridge is bonded securely into place. Thereafter, only your dentist can safely remove the bridge.
Removable bridges are similar to permanent bridges; however, they are not bonded into place and patients can remove and clean them.
In most cases, dental bridges require 2 visits to complete:
- Visit 1 involves
- Preparing the abutment teeth by removing a small amount of enamel
- Taking an impression to ensure precise fitting
- Visit 2 involves
- Testing the bridge and crown to ensure a precise fit
- Cementing or bonding the crown to the supporting tooth or teeth
- Cementing or bonding the bridge to the abutment teeth
- Examining your bite
Caring for a Dental Bridge
To prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath, it is important to brush and floss carefully to ensure your permanent or removable bridge and all your teeth are very clean.