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Fixed Bridges

Understand what you will experience on each visit in detail!

UNDERSTAND THE PROCEDURE


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A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth.

There are several types of 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. Porcelain fixed bridges are most popular because they resemble your natural teeth. This type of bridge consists to 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.

Overall ProcessSchedule Appointment

Either through our website, over the phone or in person Eicon makes it easy to Schedule an appointment. We are flexible! If your schedule changes let us know and we will find a new time for you!

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First Appointment

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.

Second Appointment

At the second visit, you 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.

Your All Done!

You will receive care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new permanent bridge.

FIRST APPOINTMENT

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Sign in at our front desk and sit in our comfortable waiting room for your appointment time. Feel free to ask additional questions as needed about your procedure while you wait.

You will be brought into the exam room at your appointment time and seated in preparation of the doctors arrival.

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Mouth checkup

The doctor will perform a preliminary inspection and prepare to numb the area.

Dont Worry! You will only feel a slight pinch :)

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bridgeprep While the teeth are numb, the two anchoring teeth are prepared by removing a portion of enamel to allow for a crown.
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cast_model 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.

SECOND APPOINTMENT

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images 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.
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brushing You will receive care instruction at the conclusion of your treatment. Good oral hygiene practices, a proper diet, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new inlay or onlay.
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