Am I an Ideal Candidate?
If you have one or more missing permanent teeth, you may be a good candidate for porcelain fixed bridges. You are also recommended to get porcelain fixed bridges if you want your false teeth to be affixed.
Ideally, you need to have healthy anchoring teeth where you want your dental bridges to be. It is also important to have good oral health before getting dental bridges.
Your consultation with Dr. John Cho will include a close examination of your teeth, especially the area where your porcelain fixed bridges will be added. Dr. Cho will evaluate your oral health and might require additional imaging tests like X-rays. You will be informed in detail about the two-step bridge process so you can prepare yourself.
What does getting a fixed bridge involve?
Getting a bridge usually requires two or more visits. While the teeth are numb, the two anchoring teeth are prepared by removing a portion of enamel to allow for a crown. Next, a highly accurate impression (mold) is made which will be sent to a dental laboratory where the bridge will be fabricated. In addition, a temporary bridge will be made and worn for several weeks until your next appointment.
At the second visit, your permanent bridge will be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented to achieve a proper fit. Occasionally your dentist may only temporarily cement the bridge, allowing your teeth and tissue time to get used to the new bridge. The new bridge will be permanently cemented at a later time.
You will receive care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new permanent bridge.
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