Family, Orthodontic & Implant Dentistry


Family, Orthodontic & Implant Dentistry

Porcelain Fixed Bridges

A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth.

There are a variety of bridges that can be used to replace your missing teeth. One popular option, the "traditional bridge," usually consists two crowns which cover over two anchor points on either side; these meet at an artificial pontic where it holds them securely while also providing structural support if necessary.

Dental bridges will last a long time but they may need to be replaced or re-cemented.

Reasons for a fixed bridge:

  • Fill space of missing teeth.
  • Maintain facial shape.
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
  • Restore chewing and speaking ability.
  • Restore your smile.
  • Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance.

What does getting a fixed bridge involve?

Getting a dental bridge can take several visits to complete. In order for your dentist or physician's office to create the crowns, impressions will need to be taken of all teeth during an appointment where they'll also fit any temporary appliances you might require until next time when we meet up again!

At the second visit, your dentist will check and adjust their work before permanently cementing a correctly-fitting bridge. This may be done temporarily in order to let you get used to it or else they might not have time for an entire session with all that needs correcting. It's possible this adjustment could also help avoid any discomfort during future visits by providing relief from undue stress on teeth as well as nerves caused by bad alignment.

You will receive further instruction at the end of your treatment.