3-Unit Bridge Procedure

When a tooth is missing, a 3-unit bridge can be a good choice for replacing it. In a 3-unit bridge, an artificial tooth is connected on either side to crowns, which are placed on the neighboring teeth to hold the bridge in place.

 

Alternatives to a Bridge

When you’re missing one or more teeth, you have several options, including a partial denture, an implant, or a bridge.

 

Cantilever Bridge Procedure

When a tooth is missing, a cantilever bridge can be a good choice for replacing it. Like all bridges, the artificial tooth in a cantilever bridge uses the support of neighboring teeth to stay in place, but unlike traditional bridges, a cantilever bridge attaches to teeth on only one side of the space.

 

Did You Know: Bridges

Did you know that bridges not only replace missing teeth, they also provide support for the remaining teeth?

 

Implant Bridge Procedure

When several neighboring teeth are missing, an implant-supported bridge is an excellent treatment for replacing them. Placing an implant-supported bridge generally involves several phases.

 

Maryland Bridge Procedure

When one or two adjacent teeth are missing, a Maryland bridge can be a good choice for replacing them. Like all bridges, the artificial tooth in a Maryland bridge uses the support of neighboring teeth to stay in place, but unlike traditional bridges, a Maryland bridge doesn’t require extensive reduction of supporting teeth.

 

Post-op Instructions for a Bridge

When you have a dental bridge, it’s important to keep the adjacent teeth and gums healthy so they can continue to provide support for the bridge. To care for your bridge, brush and floss normally after each meal.

 

Post-op Instructions for a Permanent Bridge

Once your permanent bridge has been placed, it’s important to follow these recommendations to ensure its success. If we used an anesthetic during the procedure, avoid chewing until the numbness has worn off completely.

 

Post-op Instructions for a Temporary Bridge

Now that we’ve placed a temporary bridge, it’s important to follow these recommendations to ensure the success of your final restoration. If we used an anesthetic during the procedure, avoid chewing until the numbness has worn off completely.

 

Why a Bridge?

When teeth are missing, a fixed bridge may be a good choice for replacing them. A bridge can prevent a chain reaction of problems, including shifting teeth, difficulty keeping teeth free of plaque and bacteria, loss of bone in the jaw, difficulty chewing, grinding and clenching, and pain in the jaw joint, the TMJ.

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