Dental bridges are designed to replace single or multiple missing teeth. A bridge consists of a false tooth sandwiched in between and joined to, dental crowns placed over the teeth either side of the gap, anchoring the false tooth in place.
For most patients 2 appointments are needed to make your bridge
1. Preparation and Impressions
Providing you are happy to go ahead with a bridge, the dentist will need to prepare the tooth – this will involve removing a shaving usually between 1-2mm thick from the outer surface of the tooth and to the biting surface to make space for a bridge. Once the preparation is made, your dentist will take impressions and a colour/shade match and send this information to a laboratory. At the laboratory a dental technician will construct the bridge so that it will appear cosmetic, natural and blend well with the rest of your smile.
2.Try-In and Fit
Approximately 2 weeks later, you will return to the practice and the bridge will be tried in. Providing the dentist has confirmed that the bridge fits accurately on your tooth/teeth and that you are happy with the appearance of the bridge, the bridge will be cemented onto the tooth/teeth.