A bridge is a fixed prosthesis to replace missing teeth. Porcelain fixed bridges are tooth colored and resemble your natural teeth. This type of bridge consists to two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to a pontic (artificial tooth), filling the gap left by a missing tooth.
Getting a bridge at Crossroads Dental Wellness customarily requires two visits. While the teeth are numb, the two anchoring teeth are prepared by removing some of enamel to make allowance for a crown. Next, an impression (mould) is taken and sent to a dental laboratory where the bridge will be fabricated. A temporary bridge will be placed in position for about two weeks till your next appointment, when the permanent bridge is cemented in. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will help extend the life of your new fixed bridge.