WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU GET A BRIDGE
A bridge is designed to replace a missing tooth by “bridging the gap” with a pontic, or fake tooth. Dental bridges are long-lasting and effective tooth replacement solutions that look completely natural once the procedure is complete. When you get a dental bridge in Naples, your dentist will first prepare the teeth on either side of the gap left by your missing tooth for crowns. These crowns will hold the bridge in place. Once the teeth have been prepared, your dentist will take an impression so he can design a dental bridge that fits perfectly in the space provided. You will be given a temporary bridge to wear while your permanent dental bridge is fabricated; once your permanent bridge is ready, you’ll return to the dental office for a fitting. The permanent bridge will be placed using temporary cement to ensure it fits and looks the way you want. This process includes several more short follow-up visits to check the fit of your dental bridge, after which your dentist will cement the bridge in place permanently to complete the procedure.