If you are missing one tooth or multiple teeth in a row, we may recommend a dental bridge to restore your smile. A bridge is a fixed dental restoration, meaning it is non-removable. The dental bridge is anchored in place through the use of two dental crowns, which are custom made to fit your smile and are placed on the teeth or dental implants next to the space left by the missing tooth. These crowns hold the artificial tooth in place to restore your smile, ensuring that your restoration will not easily shift or come loose. It typically requires only two visits to our practice to complete the dental bridge. Dental bridges are designed to last for many years and to restore the function, beauty, and health of your smile.
Our dentist may recommend a dental bridge to improve your smile by:
We will help you determine whether a custom dental bridge is the right choice for restoring your smile after tooth loss. For more information, please call or visit us today.More Reasons for a Dental Bridge
While your tooth is numb, our dentist will prepare the involved teeth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the future bridge. A mold or impression of the teeth is taken and a temporary restoration (temporary bridge) will be placed before you walk out of our office.
At this appointment, our highly trained dentists at Alpha Dental Excellence will do what they do best. Sit with you and design your new tooth. Here, they will select things such as shape, size, color, characteristics of your dental bridge, etc…
On the second visit, our doctors will first get your approval of your bridge on the model before proceeding to give you a test run in your mouth. Once you and your dentist have with 100% satisfaction accepted the entirety of the bridge in your mouth, then only will we proceed with the final cementation process. (If you are unhappy with any, we mean, any aspect of your bridge, we will simply resolve it in our office or send it back to the lab for modifications before the cementation process.)
At this stage, the bite is checked and all necessary adjustments for the bridge is made. The bridge is then polished and cemented on your teeth with a very strong dental cement. All cements are than cleaned up.
You will receive care instructions at the conclusion of the procedure. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new permanent bridge.