A new, permanent tooth added between crowns
What is a Bridge for Teeth?
A dental bridge gives you the appearance of a real tooth in cases where a tooth is damaged or missing. To replace a missing tooth with a bridge, at least one tooth on either side of the space created by the missing tooth must be prepared for a crown. Then a false tooth is added between the crowns, and the entire bridge is cemented to the prepared teeth. The patient cannot remove the bridge, and special aids are available to keep it clean. A bridge is a seamless way to give you a unified, natural looking smile.
What to Expect
Typically 2 appointments – At the first appointment, an impression is made of the tooth or teeth, and a temporary bridge is made which will protect the tooth until the next appointment. At the second appointment, the final bridge is fitted to the tooth and cemented. For teeth in the smile line, sometimes a lab technician will be present in order to match the color of the adjacent teeth for a perfect match.
Consider Bridges If…
- You have one or more missing teeth
- You have a broken tooth or large filling
- You want to replace a silver filling with something more esthetic
Want to learn more about dental bridges?
We’re very happy to arrange a consultation at any time to evaluate your specific needs.