What is bridge?
A dental bridge (or pontic) is a custom-made false tooth or teeth, that is
permanently placed between two healthy teeth, adjacent to the missing tooth or
teeth. The bridge is held in place by porcelain crowns placed on the healthy
teeth on each side of space to be filled.
Who is a candidate for a bridge?
Those who do not have a tooth either in front or in a back of the jaw are a
good candidate for a bridge. Bridge replaces one or more than one missing
How complicated is the procedure?
your first visit, we examine your oral condition to evaluate if you are a
right candidate for bridge or not. To have a bridge you should have strong
teeth adjacent to your missing tooth.
your next appointment, we first administer an anesthetic to numb the area.
Then, a minimal amount of tooth structure will be removed from the teeth
on either side of the space to be filled by the new tooth or teeth.
impression of the area will be made. This impression will be sent to a
dental laboratory, serving as a model from which the bridge will be
will then fit a temporary bridge so that you'll not feel any sensation
till the permanent bridge is fitted on to the tooth.
- At the
next visit, when the permanent bridge is ready, we will remove the
temporary bridge and fit the new bridge. We will then bond the new bridge to
the teeth with the special bonding materials.
What are the benefits of bridge?
Bridges reduce the risk of gum disease
the shifting of remaining teeth
correct some bite problems
Will that bridge fall off?
Bridge may fall off in some rare cases. We may reuse that bridge
in some cases. When you make appointment with us for a problem like this, do
not forget to bring your bridge with you.
Additional Information On Bridge
- Case Report -Replacing Mobile and Missing Teeth by Bridge
- What to do following Crown & Bridge