Looking to replace missing teeth? You can choose from a range of restorations, including dental bridges, crowns, partials, dentures, and implants. Dental bridges are simple, affordable, and suitable solutions for most patients.
Consult Dr. Kurtz after your first visit and she will determine the best type of bridge for you.
The procedure to get a dental bridge normally requires two visits to your dentist.
The dentist will prepare the adjacent teeth for the bridge. These are known as abutment teeth, and it’s important for them to be able to support the bridge. The shape of the abutment teeth affects the preparation of the pontic (the false tooth).
The dentist in Cheshire, CT will carefully shave away or grind down some tooth enamel to prepare the teeth to accept the crown. She will also clean off any decay. Once the adjacent teeth are prepared, the dentist takes measurements of the abutments and sends them to a lab for fabrication of the bridge.
The dentist will place a temporary bridge while you wait for the final one. The permanent bridge will normally take about a week to be ready.
Once the bridge is ready, Dr. Renee Kurtz DMD will call you for the second visit. Our dentist will then remove the temporary structure and use a strong adhesive to fasten the permanent bridge. Adjustments will be made for fit and comfort.
The procedures may vary depending on the type of bridge. Maryland bridge procedures are faster as there are no crowns involved. On the other hand, implant-supported bridges in Cheshire, CT may take months due to the surgical procedure involved.
For most patients, the gums and mouth may feel sore and tender for a few days after the procedure. Proper hygiene, brushing, flossing, and a healthy diet helps bridges last longer. Contact Dr. Renee Kurtz DMD today for affordable dental bridges near you.