A bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance that is used replace a missing tooth by joining to adjacent teeth. It is important to address tooth loss as it can affect the way someone speaks, eats, jaw function and the alignment of the remaining teeth. The most popular or traditional type of bridge uses porcelain fused to metal or ceramics and consists of two crowns that fit over the anchoring adjacent teeth with an artificial tooth (or teeth) attached in the centre.
Bridges usually require at least 2 or more visits. In the initial visit, the adjacent teeth will be prepared by removing enamel to allow the crown to fit comfortably. An impression of the area is then taken and sent to a lab for custom design of your restoration. In the meantime you will receive a temporary restoration that will allow you normal bite and function while looking natural. On your second visit your final restoration will be placed and proper fit and function will be ensured.