The Dental Bridge Procedure
Before having a bridge placed, your dentist will first numb the area with a local anesthetic. Then, they will prepare the abutment teeth by removing some of the enamel to accommodate the anchoring crowns.
Next, they will take impressions of your teeth to create a mold that will be used to create your custom bridge. While you wait for your permanent bridge to be made, a temporary bridge will be placed in your mouth.
When your permanent bridge is ready, the dentist will remove the temporary bridge and cement the permanent bridge into place.
The Different Types of Bridges
The traditional bridge is the most common type of bridge used today. This type of bridge is composed of two crowns for the anchoring teeth and an artificial tooth to replace the missing one. The artificial tooth is fused to the two crowns, which fit over the anchor teeth.