Dental bridges is a simply way to replace missing teeth and often more affordable than implants. Your existing teeth are used to literally create a bridge to cross the area where your tooth or teeth are missing. Bridges are made from gold, metal, alloys, or porcelain and are very strong and durable.
Dental Bridge Process
We begin by creating abutments out of your existing teeth where the bridge will be attached. The existing teeth are shaped to provide a base for your bridge. Then we take a mold of the area and send it off to the lab so they can craft your bridge. The mold helps to create the exact fit we are looking for.
While the lab crafts your permanent bridge we will set you up with a temporary bridge. This will help protect your mouth and gums and will look better than having a missing tooth or missing teeth. When the bridge is completed we will call you back for a follow up appointment to instal the bridge.
Having something new in your mouth will take time to get used to, but that is normal. It doesn’t take ver long to get used to dental bridges. Right after you have your bridge placed try to eat soft foods for a few days to get used to the new feel. Your teeth may be a little sore so soft food will naturally be nicer to consume. After a few days you should be able to eat as you normally would abd you should have no problems.