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Conventional Bridges

Bridges have long been used to discreetly replace missing teeth without sacrificing dental performance or aesthetics. A dentist may recommend a conventional bridge for a number of reasons, including to prevent remaining teeth from drifting into the space vacated by missing teeth. Bridges are also effective for chewing, speaking, and cosmetic purposes.

What is a Conventional Bridge?

Traditional bridges are non-removable appliances that take on the appearance and function of natural teeth. They are composed of artificial teeth that are personalized to fit the size, shape, and color of a patientís natural smile. These artificial teeth are attached to a bridge that is separated by two crowns. The crowns are made to fit over anchor teeth at either side of the space the missing teeth once occupied. Once the crowns are cemented in place, the bridge can remain in place for many years to come.

Getting a bridge usually requires multiple dental visits. The first is a preparatory visit during which the abutment teeth are prepared for crowns. An impression is taken of the abutment teeth and the space where the bridge will be placed. Some patients wear a temporary bridge home from the initial visit until the permanent bridge is ready for placement. At the final visit, the new bridge is cemented in place, and instructions are provided for care and maintenance of the appliance.

If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be a candidate for a conventional bridge. Contact our office at your earliest convenience to find out more about bridges and whether they could be right for you.

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