Bridges

When tooth loss occurs, your dentist may recommend the placement of a bridge.

When one or more teeth are missing, the remaining teeth can drift out of position, which can lead to a change in the bite, food traps, the loss of additional teeth, decay and gum disease. A bridge is one or more replacement teeth anchored by one or more crowns on each side.

The procedure usually takes place over two visits.

Visit 1:
Impressions are taken for study models to design your bridge and construct your temporary bridge.

Visit 2:
The teeth are trimmed and an impression is taken. Your help will be required when taking the shade. A temporary bridge is cemented in place till your next visit. This may look and feel strange at first. Take care when eating. It is always best to avoid eating on the temporary tooth, if possible. This is usually a lengthy appointment.

Visit 3:
Your bridge is cemented in place. It is important that you indicate if the new bridge feels high (your teeth does not meet like they use to). A marked improvement on your temporary bridge will be noted. Allow at least one hour for the cement to set before eating. It is very important that you maintain excellent oral hygiene standards to ensure that your bridge stays looking good and gums stay healthy.

The Teeth Are Shaped

The Bridge Is Cemented

The Gap Is Restored

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