A dental bridge (fixed dental prosthesis) is a device which fills the gap where teeth are absent. Fixed bridges are bonded into place and can only be removed by a dental professional. Removable bridges, as the name implies, can be taken out and cleaned. Fixed bridges offer more stability than their removable counterparts.sting and are less susceptible to stains.
How is a dental bridge made? What materials are used?
A bridge can be fabricated from a variety of materials which includes gold, ceramic or alloys. The all ceramic bridge is often preferred to the metal ceramic bridge (also known as the porcelain fused to metal bridge) for reasons of physical enhancement.
Two visits are required for the fitting of a bridge:
1) The first appointment involves a discussion of the treatment followed by a trimming of the teeth either side of the gap in order to receive the crowns. An impression is taken of your teeth via a soft mould which is used in the production of your bridge. A temporary bridge is fitted while you wait.
2) The second appointment is where you will be fitted with your new bridge. The temporary bridge is removed and replaced with the new bridge which is inserted into position. The fit and function is checked before being fixed in place with dental cement.