What is a Bridge?
A bridge is a dental prosthetic device designed to replace one or more missing teeth by traversing, or ‘bridging’ the resulting gap between the remaining adjacent teeth. The bridge may be supported by a combination of natural teeth, or implants, and consists of a false tooth that fills the gap created by the missing tooth.
What does getting a fixed bridge involve?
It usually requires at least two visits to complete oral bridgework. The first visit entails the preparation of the existing adjacent teeth to be crowned (these are the teeth on either side of the space to be bridged).
After the first visit, the bridge will be fabricated from the impressions that were taken, which normally takes a week or two. During the second visit, Dr. Molinar will place the bridge in your mouth, and make necessary adjustments to ensure a comfortable, and mechanically accurate fit.