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Porcelain Fixed Dental Bridges Kanata

A fixed dental bridge is a cemented appliance inserted in the mouth in the place of missing teeth. Our professionals at March Dental will discuss the best option available for your particular dental health needs. Typically, a bridge is made either of porcelain fused to metal or it is made entirely of porcelain. A bridge consists crowns that go over anchoring teeth and are attached to artificial teeth, filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

Bridges are highly durable and with proper care will last many years. However, as with most dental appliances, over time they may need to be replaced or re-cemented due to normal wear and tear as well as the possible presence of decay on the tooth surface surrounding the bridge.

Reasons for a bridge:

What is involved in getting a fixed bridge:

If you elect to get a bridge, you will be required to visit us on at least two occasions.

During the first visit, a numbing agent will be applied to the affected area and the teeth that will serve as anchors for the appliance are prepared by removing a portion of the enamel to compensate for the thickness of the bridge. During the same visit, a mold will be taken of the re-contoured tooth. The mold will then be sent to the dental lab to build your custom-made bridge. While waiting for your bridge, our dentist will insert a temporary one, which can be worn up to several weeks, if needed, while your real one is being fabricated.

During your second visit to the office your real bridge will be carefully checked by our dentist and adjusted to ensure a proper fit in your mouth. Once satisfied with the fit, your dentist will then cement it in as a fixed dental appliance in your mouth.

Proper brushing, flossing and regular visits to our office will help maintain the long-term viability of your new bridge and the teeth that support it.