Dental Bridges Specialist in Brooklyn, NY 11209
One way patients can replace their missing teeth is with permanent dental bridges. A bridge is created across the existing teeth where the tooth is missing. To ensure they are durable and last, bridges are made from porcelain or porcelain fused to gold.
After preparing the existing teeth that will be used as the base of the bridge, the dentist will then take an impression that gets sent to the lab to create the bridge . A fake tooth called a pontic and the crowns on each side of the missing tooth are what make up the bridge.
A temporary bridge is first put in to protect the area where the tooth is missing. The permanent bridge needs a week to be made and the Dentist will insert the temporary bridge until the permanent bridge is inserted.