Preparing for your bridge
What to expect during your dental bridge appointment
During the first visit the natural teeth that will be supporting the bridge are prepared. These teeth are prepared by recontouring them to remove some of the enamel so that the bridge will attach permanently and to allow room for a crown to be placed over them. Next, impressions will be made to be used as a model to make the bridge and crowns. Your dentist will then make and attach a temporary bridge to give your mouth a natural feel while you wait for your next appointment while your bridge is being made.
At your second appointment, the temporary bridge will be removed and the new bridge will be fitted and adjusted for proper fit and comfort. You dentist will then cement the bridge in place and make final adjustments.
Although your bridge is essentially complete, it make take several follow- up adjustment appointments to get the fit and feel perfect for your needs.