A bridge may be used to restore an area with one or more adjacent missing teeth. A bridge has two primary components. The abutments (or supports) for the bridge are created by placing a crown on either a natural tooth or an implant. The synthetic tooth that replaces the missing tooth is called a pontic.
In the case of one missing tooth, the two teeth on either side will be prepped for crowns and the missing tooth will be replaced with a synthetic tooth that is connected to the crowns on either side of the missing tooth. In the case of several adjacent missing teeth, one or more implants may provide the abutment.
What to Expect in Our Dental Bridge Procedure
It takes two sittings to get done with the procedure of fixing dental bridges. In order to make space for the crown, our dentist will first get rid of the enamel of the neighboring teeth. After that, he will take out a mold of that particular area to send it to the laboratory. Then the bridge along with the crown and the pontic will get constructed. The next step would be to fix a temporary bridge in your mouth.
Our dentist will replace your temporary bridge with the permanent one during your second visit. There could be some final adjustments and sculpting required after the procedure gets over.