Traditional metal bridges — the type that reveal unsightly, black telltale lines right at the gum line — are now a thing of the past. We specialize in dental implants and porcelain bridges that can fill in missing-tooth spaces with natural-looking artificial teeth, correct speaking and chewing problems, and increase strength when biting. Dental implants and bridges replace missing teeth so that the mouth can function comfortably and properly and look completely natural.
The placement of a dental bridge is usually a two-step process requiring two office visits. During the first visit, the teeth located around the missing one(s) are are prepared for the fitting of the bridge by cleaning away plaque and decay in the areas to be treated. The affected area is usually numbed before beginning this process. An impression of your teeth will be made and sent to our lab where the crowns that will support the bridge will be custom-made for you. Before your permanent bridge is placed, a temporary bridge will be fitted for you.
During your second visit, your temporary bridge will be replaced with your new, final bridge. Your doctor will first check your new bridge to make sure your bite is correct before placing it in your mouth.