A bridge is an ideal method to permanently fill the space created by missing teeth.
A bridge is one or more artificial teeth that are cemented into place using your natural teeth on either side for support - thus "bridging" the gap. They are are an excellent option for filling the space created by a missing tooth, replacing it both functionally and cosmetically.
Bridge placement requires the surrounding teeth and bone be strong enough to support the prosthesis, and this will be evaluated prior to the procedure. An alternative means of replacing a permanently missing tooth is through implant placement. We will discuss the advantages and limitations of each prior to treatment, to determine which replacement option is right for you.
This procedure generally takes two appointments. At the first appointment we will prepare your bridge, taken and impression, and place you in a temporary bridge while the lab fabricates your prosthesis. During your second appointment we will adjust and deliver your permanent bridge.Back