A Healthy Option for Tooth Replacement – Fixed Bridge
Would you like to restore a gap in your smile that is caused by missing teeth? Contact Rockwell Dentistry to see if you are a candidate for our porcelain removable bridge or a fixed bridge. This restorative dentistry service can replace one or more missing teeth.
A traditional fixed bridge uses two anchor teeth with artificial teeth in the middle to close the gap. The abutment teeth must be healthy and strong to fully support a fixed bridge and sustain the extra biting pressure. Dental implants can be used to secure the fixed bridge if healthy teeth are not available. A fixed bridge candidate must have one or two adjacent missing teeth surrounded by healthy teeth on either side of this gap.
What Are Fixed Bridges Made Of?
While most patients opt for porcelain, dental bridges can be made from metal, porcelain or a combination of materials. With adequate oral care, your dental bridge can last approximately 10 to 20 years. Fixed bridges crafted from porcelain are custom color-shaded to match a patient’s tooth’s natural color. No one will notice you have a dental prosthesis.
The Fixed Bridge Process
If you are missing teeth and have a gap in your smile you may be a candidate for a porcelain fixed bridge or removable bridge. Rockwell Dentistry’s highly experienced dentists often can prepare and place a fixed bridge in two office visits. One of our dentists will apply a local anesthetic before preparing your abutment teeth during your first appointment. An impression will be made that is used to create your individual custom-fit dental prosthesis. We will provide you with a temporary bridge while your permanent bridge is created. At your second appointment, we will fit and attach your porcelain bridge. Your smile will be restored and you can enjoy a better quality of life.
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