There are several options for replacing one or several missing teeth. A permanent bridge is one of the most common.
What is a permanent bridge?
A permanent bridge consists of an artificial tooth placed between two crowns. The tooth fills the empty space and the crowns are attached to adjacent teeth (also called pillars). Since the bridge is secured using dental cement, it is considered a permanent prosthesis and cannot be removed. The material and fabrication method are chosen based on your needs. The end result will be natural, beautiful-looking teeth.
How is a permanent bridge installed?
- Adjoining teeth are prepped to receive crowns
- A dental impression is made and sent to the lab, where the prosthesis is made
- The replacement tooth and two crowns are custom-made in the lab, as one single piece
- The bridge is secured using dental cement
Installing a permanent bridge requires two or three appointments. Afterward, regular check-ups and good oral hygiene are needed to ensure the durability of your prosthesis.