Dental bridges fit in between a gap created by one or more missing teeth and create an anchor, replacing the missing teeth with artificial teeth. Missing teeth can affect how you chew or speak and cause stress on surrounding teeth.
The process for getting a bridge involves preparing the surrounding teeth by contouring them to allow the crown to fit. Impressions of your teeth will be made to serve as a model for the bridge, pontic and crowns. You may wear a temporary bridge to protect your gums and teeth while your permanent bridge is being made in the lab. Once your bridge is positioned you may require multiple visits to ensure that the proper fit is obtained. It is important that it is comfortable and secure before permanently cemented into place.