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Porcelain Fixed Bridges

A fixed dental bridge is an excellent way to replace missing teeth. A bridge maintains a stable bite and restores your beautiful smile. 

The benefits of Porcelain fixed dental bridges:

  • Replace teeth for biting and chewing
  • Assist in clear speech
  • Help prevent teeth from shifting
  • Are supported by crowns that can serve as restorations for neighboring teeth that have damage or decay
  • Restore your smile
  • Maintain facial shape

What does getting a fixed bridge involve?

Getting a bridge usually requires two or more visits.  During the first appointment, we prepare your teeth, create an impression of your teeth, and place a temporary bridge.  The impression gives us an accurate working model of your mouth and allows us to re-create your natural bite.  A dental laboratory uses the model to fabricate a bridge that will fit your teeth precisely.  During you final appointment, we replace the temporary bridge with the new bridge.At the second visit, you permanent bridge will be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented to achieve a proper fit.  Occasionally your dentist may only temporarily cement the bridge, allowing your teeth and tissue time to get used to the new bridge.  The new bridge will be permanently cemented at a later time.

You will receive care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment.  Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new permanent bridge.

 Determining the need for a Porcelain Fixed Bridge: 

To determine if a bridge is right for you, we will perform a thorough exam to make sure that the surrounding teeth are healthy and can provide a strong foundation for a bridge.  The exam often includes taking x-rays and probing around the teeth to check for periodontal disease.

For more information about Porcelain Fixed Dental Bridges, please call the office at (973) 467-9876 to schedule your appointment.