Fixed Bridges

Fixed Bridges in Albany

  • A Fixed bridge Replaces a Missing tooth or Teeth. It is called a Fixed bridge because it is not removable.

  • A bridge is a structure, supported by Teeth on either side of a space.

It spans the gap between Teeth, just as a bridge spans a river.

How is a bridge made?

  • The first step is to prepare the supports for the bridge.

  • Replacement crowns are placed over existing Teeth as supports for a bridge.

  • The dentist pares down the Teeth on either side of the gap, and takes an impression of the prepared Teeth.

  • This is then sent to the Dental technician where the bridge is made.

  • The technician will make a Replacement crown for each prepared tooth.

  • These crowns are joined to an artificial tooth, which Replaces the Missing tooth.

  • The dentist will then cement the completed bridge over the prepared Teeth.

How will my pared down Teeth be protected until I receive my bridge?

  • The dentist will make and install a temporary acrylic bridge that will protect the Teeth and prevent sensitivity.

  • You can eat normally with a temporary bridge. It will also look good.

What is the Fixed bridge usually made of?

  • The base or framework is made of precious or non-precious metal to which tooth-colored porcelain is fused.

  • Since the development of new stronger ceramic materials, Bridges can now be made entirely of porcelain.

Is the preparation of bridgework painful?

  • The procedure is not painful, because a local anesthetic is used during the paring of the Teeth, and the taking of the impression.

  • It is seldom necessary to take an analgesic for pain relief after the treatment.

Will there be any sensitivity after the Bridges are placed in the mouth?

  • Sensitivity to hot and cold sometimes occurs after the bridge has been cemented, but this is usually temporary.

Will a Fixed bridge look good?

  • Fixed Bridges can be made to look natural and to match the adjoining natural Teeth.

  • A bridge in the front of the mouth will restore and even improve the smile.

How well will I be able to chew with a Fixed bridge?

  • Eating with a Fixed bridge should be as comfortable as with natural Teeth.

How successful are Fixed Bridges?

  • Fixed Bridges have been used successfully to Replace one or more Missing Teeth.

  • They can last for many years.

1021 Dental

1021 Western Ave,

Albany, NY 12203

Phone. 518-482-1021