The Dental Bridge Treatment
Dental bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth in your mouth. Dental bridges are fixed. They are cemented on the supporting teeth or in some cases fixed on the dental implant that has been placed next to the missing teeth.
It normally takes two visits at Floss to complete your bridge. On your first visit the supporting teeth are prepared. Supporting teeth are typically the ones on either side of the missing tooth or teeth. This is done to make room for the crowns that will slide over the supporting teeth. These crowns also serve as holders for the missing tooth’s replacement.
Next, an impression of the supporting teeth is made so a dental lab can custom fit the bridge. Finally a temporary dental bridge is inserted to protect the supporting teeth as well as the space between them.
On your second visit the permanent bridge is placed and adjusted to insure proper fit and function. If the fit of the bridge is satisfactory Dr. Holloway will proceed with permanently cementing the bridge into place.
Once the bridge is permanent, it is critical to practice proper brushing and flossing to ensure the longevity of the bridge. It is also important to maintain the oral health of the supporting teeth and gums. The team at Floss will work with you to ensure an ongoing preventative and healthy-mouth plan to maintain the integrity of your bridge.