For patients with missing teeth that aren’t good candidates for implants, a dental bridge can be an economical, long-lasting solution. A bridge is a good way to protect and restore your bite and help maintain the natural shape of your face.
Bridges literally bridge the gap created when teeth are lost. Typically a bridge consists of one or more artificial teeth (pontics) which are held in place by two dental crowns (abutments). A bridge is a created by reshaping existing teeth on either side of the missing tooth/teeth to prepare them for crowns. The crowns/abutments provide a stable base for the pontics to attach to. Once the teeth are prepared, we take an optical scan with our CEREC unit. Depending on the situation, a temporary bridge may be made and placed by our team. In other cases, the bridge can be made and placed on the same day as the preparation appointment.
A new bridge may take a little while to get used to, but after a few days it should feel like you have your own teeth back again.
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