Dental bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth
. Your existing teeth are used to literally create a bridge to cross the area where your tooth is missing. Bridges are made from gold, metal, alloys, or porcelain to ensure that they are strong and durable.
The process of creating a bridge begins by creating abutments out of
your existing teeth where the bridge will be attached. The existing teeth are
recontoured to provide a base for the bridge. After the abutments have been
created, a mold is taken of the area which is sent to a dental lab. The lab is
able to use the mold to create a bridge that will fit properly and feel as
close to your natural teeth as possible. The bridge consists of two crowns on
either end to place on the abutments and a pontic, which is the new tooth that
replaces your missing tooth.
We will fit you with a temporary bridge while we wait for the lab to
craft your permanent bridge. This will protect the abutments and the exposed
gum areas and look more appealing than having a missing tooth. When the
permanent bridge has been created, you will have a follow up visit to seat the