What to Expect When You are Getting a Dental Bridge?

What to Expect When You are Getting a Dental Bridge?

Dental bridges are a great solution for missing teeth, depending on the position of missing teeth different types of bridges can be used.

On your first visit you will have the abutment teeth prepared. They will usually be recontoured and a portion of the enamel will be removed so as to fit the crown that will be placed over them.

Then impressions of your teeth will be made, this will be necessary for the dental lab to create the model of bridge you will be using. You will also have a temporary bridge so as to protect the contoured teeth and gums while the bridge is in the making.

On your second visit you will have your temporary bridge removed and the new permanent bridge will be placed, however this is not the end of the story. Your permanent bridge might need adjustments so multiple visits might be necessary in order to achieve a perfect fit.

Each case is different and your dentist might decide to use a temporary cement to hold your bridge in place so as to see how it integrates, after a couple of weeks, the bridge will be cemented permanently. Although frequent visits to the dentist might be perceived as tedious, these are necessary so as to achieve the proper fit of the bridges, allowing you to chew and speak normally.

Right after your bridge has been fitted you might feel some type of sensitivity, it is recommended that you eat soft foods and also have your food cut into small pieces. Some patients experience a time of accommodation before they feel accustomed to the bridges.

Dental bridges can last over 10 years that is if you are keen on keeping up with oral hygiene and go for regular checkups. Remember brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day can go a long way!

For more information on bridges click on the link: Dental Bridges

By: Prisma Dental

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