- Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Dental Bridge Procedure
During your initial examination and consultation, name ( Dentist) will be sure to evaluate the health of teeth and gums in order to determine whether a dental bridge is an available option for you. Once deemed a candidate, patients will be given a local anesthetic to allow the dentist to prepare the necessary teeth that will provide the supporting structure for the bridge. If the teeth required to support the bridge are broken down or decayed, they will first be properly restored to ensure a secure foundation for the bridge. The dentist then takes an impression of the teeth involved with a molding material similar to putty to create a model of your teeth. This way, the lab technician can ensure a perfect fit for your dental bridge. A perfect fit is imperative to your treatment. A failure to accomplish this could result in future health problems such as tooth decay along with discomfort. During the time it takes to fabricate the dental bridge (typically around two weeks), name ( Dentist) will be sure to fit you with a temporary bridge to protect the gums and teeth from damage and infection until your dental bridge is complete. Once the dental bridge is finalized name will fit and cement it into place ensuring maximum comfort and functionality, and your treatment is finished.