When it comes to restoring your smile and oral health, Green Dental stands out as a trusted ally, especially for fixed dental bridges. With our commitment to excellence and cutting-edge technology, we ensure a seamless process from consultation to final placement. Fixed dental bridges are an ideal solution for replacing missing teeth, offering stability and natural aesthetics.
Green Dental’s team of skilled dentists in Sherman Oaks carefully assess each patient’s unique needs, crafting custom-made bridges that blend seamlessly with existing teeth. Whether it’s a single missing tooth or multiple gaps, Green Dental’s fixed dental bridges guarantee a confident smile that lasts a lifetime.
What is a Fixed Bridge?
A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth. (fixed dental bridge)
There are several types of fixed dental bridges. You and your dentist will discuss the best options for your particular case. The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal.
This type of bridge consists of two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
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.
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. While the teeth are numb, the two anchoring teeth are prepared by removing a portion of enamel to allow for a crown. Next, a highly accurate impression (mold) is made which will be sent to a dental laboratory where the bridge will be fabricated. In addition, a temporary bridge will be 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.Occasionally your dentist may only temporarily cement the bridge, allowing your teeth and tissue time to get used to the new bridge. The new bridge will be permanently cemented at a later time.
You will receive care instructions at the conclusion of the procedure. Proper brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new, permanent bridge.