PORCELAIN BRIDGES

If you’ve lost a tooth but aren’t able to get a dental implant, or perhaps your health history precludes you from being able to get an implant, a bridge may be the treatment for you!

Another way to replace lost teeth is to create a bridge consisting of one or multiple crowns spanning the gap between remaining teeth. This semi-permanent fixture is typically made of porcelain over metal, and fits over existing teeth. Bridges can solve the same problems as implants, and is an alternative option for patients, depending on their particular needs and circumstances.

A few appointments at Lake Eola Dental are typically required for adjustments and fittings, with a final appointment to have the bridge cemented permanently. With proper care, a bridge can last for years.

 

YOU ARE A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR A BRIDGE IF:

    • You lost a tooth and both teeth on each side already have crowns
    • You have a complicated medical history and have trouble healing
    • You have a bony defect and a bridge would make more aesthetic sense

WHAT TO EXPECT

2 appointments

FIRST APPOINTMENT

Both teeth on each side of the missing tooth will be numbed appropriately and will be prepared for crowns. Careful attention will be placed on preparing the teeth with identical line angles to help the dental ceramist create a bridge that has an easy path of insertion. An impression will be taken of the teeth and a temporary bridge will be fabricated and polished. Your next appointment will be in two weeks.

SECOND APPOINTMENT

The final bridge will be tried in and assessed for function, comfort and aesthetic approval. Another dental x-ray will be taken to ensure a quality fit. If all is approved, a permanent resin cement will be applied to the bridge and placed over the teeth. Any excess cement will carefully be removed and you will be instructed on how to properly clean and floss underneath your bridge.

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Lake Eola Dental
338 N Magnolia Ave
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Orlando, FL 32801

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