What is a Dental Bridge?

When one or more teeth are missing, a bridge may be recommended to help restore both chewing and your smile. A bridge is a series of caps joined together to replace one or more missing teeth. A bridge attaches natural teeth to an artificial tooth in order to replace the space.

A bridge is completed in a very similar way as a crown, except there are more teeth that need to be shaped and smoothed. A bridge is completed in 2 appointments. The first appointment requires smoothing and shaping of the teeth. An impression (replica) of the teeth and missing space will be taken in order to send to the dental lab for the bridge to be made. At the second appointment, the bridge will be permanently cemented, polished and adjusted. The bridge does not come in and out, it stays in place.

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