Unlike a partial denture a bridge is fixed in your mouth and works great for replacing missing teeth.
A bridge can be made out of metal, porcelain fused to metal or with all ceramic materials. The metal and porcelain fused to metal are the two stronger choices. The all ceramic bridge is the most esthetically pleasing.
Dental bridges are highly durable and can last 5 years to a lifetime depending on the specific oral environment and your oral cleaning habits.
Reasons for a fixed Bridge:
- Fill space for missing teeth
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
- Restore chewing ability
- Restore your smile
- Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent solution
What does getting a fixed bridge involve?
Getting a new bridge most commonly involves a couple of dental visits. During the first visit your teeth are prepared and then a highly accurate mold is taken of the preparations. We then place a temporary and you will return in 2-3 weeks for the final bridge to be inserted with permanent cement.
It’s important to clean around your new bridge as it is still possible to get a cavity. We will show you the proper use of a floss threader to clean under your new bridge after it is inserted.