What does getting a fixed dental bridge involve ?
Getting a bridge usually requires two visits. While the teeth are numb, the two anchoring teeth are prepared by removing a portion of enamel to allow for a crown. Next, a highly accurate impression (mold) is made which will be sent to a dental laboratory where the bridge will be fabricated. In addition, a temporary bridge will be made and worn for a few weeks until your next appointment.
You will receive care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment. Proper brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new permanent bridge. If kept clean, a bridge will last a very long time. It is important to use a “floss threader” to get up and under the bridge during flossing.