A fixed bridge, usually made of porcelain fused to gold is used to replace missing teeth. A bridge helps to create a normal bite, prevent stress on the dental arch, prevent the drifting and tilt of adjacent teeth, inhibit decay in difficult areas, and slow the onset of periodontal diseases.
Bridges are composed of abutments (the sound teeth on either side acting as supports) and the span (artificial teeth attached to the abutments). Our patients appreciate the expertise and training that Dr. Vetter has in this field as well as success with her patients.
Why Choose a Dental Bridge?
- Restore your smile
- Regain your ability to chew and speak properly
- Prevent your face from losing it’s shape
Dr. Vetter’s Dental Bridge Process
Two visits are required to obtain your dental bridge. During the initial visit, the teeth on either side of your missing tooth are prepared to accommodate a crown on each. This involves recontouring the teeth to allow room for the dental crown. Dr. Vetter will also take impressions of your teeth at this time. Next you will be fitted with a temporary dental bridge.
Your final bridge is delivered during the second visit approximately three weeks later. Dr. Vetter will ensure proper fit, contour, and esthetics, of your new restoration. If no further detailing is needed she will cement your new bridge that day. Most patients do not need anesthesia, and can chew and eat normally right away.