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Process for getting a dental bridge

During your first visit, the teeth on either side of your missing teeth will be prepared. Preparation involves recontouring these teeth by removing a portion of enamel to allow room for a dental crown to be placed over them. Next, impressions of your teeth are made (both for your missing teeth and the teeth on either side of this), which serve as a model from which your dental bridge  will be made by. Your dentist will make a temporary bridge for you to wear to protect the exposed teeth and gums while your dental bridge is being made.

During the second visit, your temporary bridge will be removed and the new permanent bridge will be checked and adjusted, as necessary, to achieve a proper fit. The number of visits  required to check the fit of the metal framework and bite will be dependent on each individual's case. If the dental bridge is a fixed (permanent) bridge, your dentist may temporarily cement it in place for a couple of weeks to make sure it is fitting properly. After a couple weeks, the dental bridge is permanently cemented into place.

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