Bridges are fixed prosthetic devices used to replace one or more missing teeth that have been lost due to decay, injury, or otherwise.
If you have been missing one or more teeth for a long time, the remaining teeth may rotate or shift out of place into the empty spaces. This can lead to a bad bite, and even jaw pain over time. Bridges help fill in the missing gaps, restoring your bite and allowing your teeth to align comfortably.
Bridges offer a number of benefits:
Before we prepare you for a bridge, we will first reduce the size of your teeth in order for the bridge to comfortably fit over your teeth properly. Similarly to crowns, we will then take impressions and samples of your teeth to send to a dental laboratory in order for them to create a custom bridge for you. Likewise, we will provide you with a temporary crown or bridge until your permanent bridge is ready. On your next visit, we will then cement and attach the newly created bridge over your teeth.