Dental bridges literally “bridge” the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
A bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap (called abutment) and a false tooth/teeth (pontic) in between. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.
What are the benefits of Dental Bridges?
- Restore your smile
- Restore your ability to properly chew and speak
- Distribubte the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
- Prevent remaining teeth from shifting out of their position
How is a crown done?
In the first visit, the abutment teeth are prepared. After that, an impression is taken and sent to the dental laboratory. The dental assistant will make a temporary bridge for you to wear to protect the teeth while the bridge is made.
Several visits (usually two) will be required to check the fit of the metal framework and the bite before the delivery of the permanent bridge.