During the first visit, the abutment teeth are prepared. Preparation involves re-contouring a portion of the tooth to allow room for crown placement.
Next, impressions of the teeth are made. These serve as a model for fabricating the bridge, pontic and crowns by our dental laboratory. The dentist will make you a temporary bridge to wear to protect the exposed teeth and gums while the bridge is being made.
At the second visit, the temporary bridge will be removed and the new porcelain or metal bridge will be checked and adjusted to achieve an optimal bite.
Following verification of the bite and aesthetics by the patient, the bridge is permanently cemented into place.