Porcelain Fixed Bridges
A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is a great way to replace missing teeth.
Porcelain fixed bridges resemble your natural teeth and consist of two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth). They are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
Reasons for a fixed bridge:
Fill space of missing teeth
Maintain facial shape
Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
Restore chewing and speaking ability
Restore your smile
Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance
What does getting a fixed bridge involve?
Getting a bridge usually requires two or more visits. The two anchoring teeth are prepared by removing a portion of enamel to allow for a crown. Next, a mold is made which will be sent to a dental laboratory where the bridge will be fabricated. Finally, a temporary bridge is made and worn for several weeks until your next appointment.
At the second visit, your permanent bridge will be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented to achieve a proper fit.
Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years; however, they may need replacement or need to be re-cemented due to normal wear.
Day Family Dental
Dr. Nathan Day, DMD • Dentist • Lansing, MI