Dental Procedures

 

Bridges

One way of replacing a missing tooth is with a fixed partial denture that is commonly called a bridge. A bridge replaces the missing tooth by spanning the area that has no tooth. The bridge is cemented to natural teeth and the replacement tooth is attached to the cemented teeth. The natural teeth that receive the cemented portion of the bridge are called abutments and hold the bridge in place. Bridges can replace more than one missing tooth.

 

Three Unit Bridge

Implant Supported Bridge

   

A Bridge to Your Making

A Bridge

The bridge is made in a laboratory using molds made of the prepared teeth. The bridge has a metal substructure over which porcelain is bonded. The color of porcelain is chosen to match the existing teeth.

 

A Bridge After Fitting

The bridge is adjusted and fitted over the teeth. It is then cemented into place. The final result looks very natural.