Treatment with dental bridges may take two or more appointments to complete. On your first visit, we will examine your remaining teeth or existing implants, gums, and bone density. The purpose of the examination is to confirm if you are eligible for dental bridges.
If you get the all-clear, we will prepare the anchors for your dental bridge (the teeth on either side of the gap). Our dentists will remove a portion of the enamel and dentin, reshaping the natural teeth to form cylindrical abutments. This is necessary because the abutment crowns must fit perfectly over the anchors.
Dental bridges must be custom-made to match the shape, size, and alignment of the rest of your teeth. So, after prepping the anchors, we will take impressions of your teeth and send them to a lab. Creating your bridges could take one week or longer; in the meantime, we will cover the anchors with temporary crowns.
Once bridges are ready, we will remove the temporary crowns then fit and cement the dental bridge in place. The procedure will only take about an hour. We might ask you to return after a few weeks to check on the fit and ensure your comfort.