If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may be aware of their importance to your appearance and dental health. Your teeth work together for many daily functions from eating to speaking.
A dental bridge is used to replace missing teeth and restore your oral health. Bridges attach artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth, called abutment teeth. Fixed bridges are bonded into place and can only be removed by a dental professional.
The attachment procedure usually takes two or three appointments to complete. At the first appointment, our doctors will prepare the teeth on either side of the gap by removing a portion of the enamel and dentin.
Since the bridge must be fabricated very precisely to ensure correct bite and to match the opposing tooth, impressions of the teeth are taken and sent to the lab where the bridge will be constructed.