A bridge is a prosthetic replacement of one or more missing teeth; a so-called false tooth, or teeth, bridging the gap between your natural teeth. Unlike a partial denture, a bridge is not removable as it is anchored, or fixed, to your teeth. This makes a bridge a functional and natural looking replacement option for your missing teeth. A dental bridge is a great way to improve appearance of your smile, reinforce structural integrity of your teeth, improve your ability to chew food and prevent gum disease around the area of the missing tooth or teeth. The process of getting a bridge will require two visits to our office. On the first visit we will prepare your teeth for a bridge (shaping the teeth), make a mold, or impression, of the teeth that will be in the bridge and then fit you with a temporary bridge. The mold will then be used to make your permanent bridge. On your second visit we will remove the temporary bridge and fit you with your permanent bridge. There are different types of bridges available and we will discuss the styles and advantages of each of those and how they relate to your specific dental needs.
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