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What does getting a fixed bridge involve?

Getting a bridge usually requires two or more visits. Your dentist will first administer freezing medication so that you remain comfortable and pain-free throughout the procedure. 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. 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 then be permanently cemented at a later time. You will receive care instructions at the conclusion of the procedure. Proper brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new, permanent bridge.

If your confidence has been affected by the loss of one or more missing teeth, a dental bridge might be the solution for you! If you would like to learn more about dental bridges, or you are wondering whether you would be a good candidate for a dental bridge, or if you would like to book an appointment with our dedicated team of professionals, please call us at (403) 266-4919 and we will be happy to help!

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