What is a bridge?
A bridge may be used to replace missing teeth, help maintain the shape of your face, and alleviate stress on your bite. It replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth without the use of a denture or dental implant. The imbalance caused by missing teeth can also lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
How is it made?
A bridge literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been by being attached to a neighboring tooth for support. Before either a crown or a bridge can be made, the tooth/teeth must be reduced in size so the bridges can properly fit. Afterward, the impression will provide a model that will allow the lab to use CEREC and Digitical X-rays to create a durable and personalized bridge on that same day. The bridge and crowns are shaded to blend with your natural teeth and then cemented over the prepared tooth/teeth.
Since the success of any bridge depends on its foundation — the other teeth, gums, or bone to which it is attached. Therefore, it's very important to keep your existing teeth, gums, and jaw healthy and strong.