Dental bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth. Your existing teeth are used to literally create a bridge to cross the area where your tooth is missing. Bridges can be made from gold, metal, alloys, or porcelain to ensure that they are durable and long lasting.
The procedure to create your permanent bridge is usually split into 2 appointments. In the first appointment the tooth or teeth surrounding the missing tooth are prepped , and an impression is taken. Inbetween your two visits you will have a temporary bridge placed so that the prepped teeth are covered and protected. During this time the impressions and models of your teeth are sent to our lab so that your customized bridge can be fabricated. Finally, at your second appointment the bridge is permanently cemented and adjusted to fit perfectly.
If you are missing a tooth you should strongly consider having it replaced. Besides the aesthetic disadvantage of missing a tooth, it could also cause structural changes to your mouth and jaw, as well as making it difficult to eat or speak properly. Set up an appointment today so that we may help you restore your smile.