A bridge may be used to replace a single tooth. A bridge consists of both a false tooth, called a pontic, and the anchors (abutment crowns) that support the pontic. The entire structure spans the space vacated by the missing tooth. A fixed bridge is a type of procedure that cannot be removed. It can reduce the risk of having any gum diseases. This can also help in correcting those who have bite issues. Having a fixed bridge requires proper oral hygiene to make it last for years.
The procedure in this type of dental problem may take two appointments. This includes the examination process where the patients tooth will conduct several procedures. The first one is the neighboring tooth structure is removed shaping them to receive an anchor crown. An impression is then taken and sent to a dental lab where they fabricate the bridge. A temporary crown will be provided during the processing of the original crown. It can take a few more days before it can be attached to the teeth. The structure part of the bridge is created with a strong metal alloy that can handle the anticipated stresses.
Then on the next appointment they will conduct the installation process. The tooth-like porcelain is then fused to the structure. Once the bridge is tested for a correct fit, the anchor crowns are cemented to the neighboring teeth. After this there will be a recovery period for the patient to adopt on the fixed bridge that is being attached. Then they can enjoy having strong and stable teeth.