Fixed bridges may be for you if you have space where a tooth should be. These are helpful to keep the alignment of your surrounding teeth. Filling in that space also helps to keep your face shape and aids in speaking and chewing. Of course, one of the reasons to get a fixed bridge is to bring back your smile.
A fixed bridge is attached to teeth on either side to replace a missing tooth in between. It is quite literally like a tooth bridge. In the middle of the bridge is an artificial tooth or pontic. The teeth on either side, also known as abutment teeth, have crowns over. Fixed bridges are an excellent alternative to removable partial dentures.
To make the bridge requires at least two visits. On the first appointment, the dentist will make an impression of your teeth. The dentist will then give you a temporary bridge until your custom-made one is ready. On your next visit, your dentist will fit the new bridge made from your mould.
Fixed bridges can last 5 to 15 years with good oral hygiene and regular check-ups with your dentist. Porcelain is popular with almost any tooth replacement or enhancement procedure because of how natural it looks. If you think you may need a fixed bridge, you can make an appointment with your Newmarket dentist today.