During your first visit to Advanced Family Dental, we will prepare what is called an abutment teeth. During preparation, the abutment teeth will be recontoured by removing a portion of the enamel, leaving enough room for the placement of the crown. Next, the dentist will makes impressions of your teeth. It is from these impressions that bridge, crowns, and pontic will be made by a dental laboratory. Our dentist will give you a temporary bridge to wear so as to protect your gums and teeth pending when then bridge will be completed.
On your second visit, we will take off the temporary bridge, and then the new metal or porcelain bridge will be adjusted to fit properly. You may need to visit us often so we can check how well the metal framework fits. This, however, depends on the individual. During the second visit, your temporary bridge will be removed and the new porcelain or metal bridge will be checked and adjusted, as necessary, to achieve a proper fit. Because it is a fixed bridge, the dentist at Advanced Family Dental will cement it temporarily for a couple of weeks to ensure that it is properly fitted. After a few weeks, our dentist will cement the bridge into place.
At advanced Family Dental, your satisfaction is our concern, and so we implant quality bridges that can last a long time. Good fixed bridges last 5-15 years and even more.