Dental Bridges

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

There are several types of bridges. The “traditional bridge” is the most popular and was usually made of porcelain fused to metal. The newer technologies are now allowing bridges of all ceramic material to be used in place of porcelain fused to metal.

Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years with proper homecare; however, they may need to be replaced or re-cemented due to normal wear.

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 bridge usually requires two or more visits. While the teeth are numb, the two anchoring teeth are prepared by removing a portion of enamel to allow for a crown. Next, a highly accurate impression (mold) is made which will be sent to a dental laboratory where the bridge will be fabricated. In addition, a temporary bridge will be made and worn for several weeks until your next appointment.

At your second appointment your temporary bridge will be removed, the teeth will be cleaned, and your new bridge will be fitted. The shade will be custom adjusted by Dr. Roslund, he has years of experience custom shading crowns and bridges. Your crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are
accurate.

You will receive your new final bridge at the conclusion of your treatment. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new permanent bridge.

To schedule an appointment or consultation, please contact us today.