Dental BridgeAn Overview
A dental bridge often referred to as partial fixed denture, is used to replace one, or multiple consecutive missing teeth. Our San Francisco dentist offices use the latest in modern dental materials and technology to create natural, beautiful dental bridges that promote long-term oral health.
Dental bridges require healthy adjacent teeth for support of the bridge. If adjacent teeth are not structurally stable, a dental implant may be used to secure the bridge. Dental implant secured bridges do not damage surrounding teeth and support the integrity of the jaw, bite and tooth alignment.
Our dentists provide a range of missing tooth replacement options. Treatment will be determined by the overall oral health, integrity of the jaw bone, and personal goals and concerns of each patient. Dental implant secured bridges are ideal for replacing multiple consecutive teeth for their long term oral health benefits and natural appearance.
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Dental Bridge What to Expect
The dental bridge process may require a few visits to one of our dentist office locations. Patients will receive a thorough oral examination prior to treatment and your dentists will discuss the specific details of our treatment plan with you so that you fully understand your procedure.
If the dental bridge is to be fixed to adjacent teeth, your first visit will be to prepare the anchor teeth. A specific amount of enamel will be gently removed from the teeth to make room for the bridge. Once the teeth are prepared, your dentist will take molds of the area. The molds will be used to design your custom dental restoration, a temporary dental bridge may be provided while your permanent restoration is being fabricated.
The subsequent visit will be scheduled once the restoration is fabricated. The dental bridge will be fit, adjusted and then secured to the anchor teeth for a comfortable and lasting result.
If dental implants are the chosen method of securing your dental bridge, a surgical appointment will be scheduled. The tiny titanium posts will be surgically implanted into the jaw. The implants typically take 2-3 months to fully heal. In the interim, a temporary restoration will be provided. Once the implants are healed, the final restoration will be permanently fixed to the implants.