A dental bridge is a fixed dental appliance used to replace missing teeth. Though there are numerous types of dental bridges, the traditional bridge is quite common. Traditional bridges are made of porcelain fused metal and comprise of two crowns that go over abutment teeth and are attached to artificial teeth in order to fill gaps created by one or more missing teeth. They are highly durable and can last for many years if well maintained. However, they may require occasional replacements or cementing due to wear and tear.
Why go for fixed Dental Bridge?
- To maintains facial shape
- To fill spaces caused by missing teeth
- To prevent drifting of remaining teeth
- To restore your smile
- To restore speaking and chewing ability
- To upgrade from using removable partial dentures
Fixed Dental Bridge procedure
You may require two or more dentist visits to get a fixed bridge. The Lake Elsinore dentist will begin by numbing the teeth in order to prepare the two anchoring teeth. A portion of teeth enamel form the anchoring teeth is removed to create space for a crown. A highly accurate mold is then made and sent to a dental lab where the fixed bridge is fabricated as per the specifications. Your dentist may offer a temporary bridge that you wear for a few weeks as you wait for the next appointment.
During the second visit, the permanent bridge is inspected, adjusted to fit perfectly and cemented. At this stage, the dentist only cements the bridge to allow the tissue and teeth to get accustomed to the new bridge. The bridge is then permanently cemented at a later date or during the next appointment. To maintain a healthy fixe bridge, you must visit the dentist regularly, brush and floss the teeth.