A dental bridge enhances your ability to chew many different foods, however, it is important to consider eating only soft foods until you become accustomed to the bridge. Avoid chewing ice or hard candies, especially if you have a porcelain bridge.
Most patients quickly adapt to a new bridge. Your familiarity with the new bridge may depend on the complexity of your case and the way you personally adapt to change. You can expect little to no pain as everything settles over a period of a few days to several weeks.
Healthy teeth help your bridge last for many years. The bridge relies on the foundation provided by the surrounding teeth. A good oral hygiene routine that includes brushing twice daily and flossing once a day is a key to long-term success.
The dental bridge process is quick, easy, and effective. The process requires only two dental appointments for our dental professionals to properly and safely place the dental bridge. During the first appointment, the teeth are prepared to support the bridge and during the second and final appointment, the bridge is permanently cemented into the mouth.
A dental bridge is a crown secured on either side by two crowns placed adjacent, filed down teeth. Dental bridges consist of two main parts: anchor crowns and pontics (artificial teeth). The anchor crowns affix to abutment teeth (existing adjacent teeth or bridge-supporting implants) which are bound to the pontic or pontics between them.