needed when teeth are missing and need to be
tooth/teeth are prepared by reducing it’s size around the outside to make room
for the crown of your bridge. If the crown is gold a minimum amount can be shaved off because
the gold can be fairly thin. If the crown is white or porcelain more tooth must
be shaved to make room.
Your tooth/teeth have been shaped and prepared for your new
Impressions of this tooth/teeth have been taken and a model of your teeth
has been prepared. This stone replica of your tooth/teeth is made up to
determine your natural bite.
After your tooth/teeth have been prepared
a “temporary” bridge is made to protect this area
and keep it covered for about two weeks while the bridge is being
fabricated by the lab.
temporary can feel a little rough and sensitive to hot and cold because we
don’t want the temporary touching near the gums.
This temporary is than adjusted to fit your bite.
This temporary is cemented with soft paste so that it can be easily
PLEASE follow these
Once again REPLACING THE TEMPORARY BRIDGE IMMEDIATELY
IS VERY IMPORTANT! It only
takes a short time for teeth to move if the temporary is not put back into its
proper position. This could affect
the final restoration significantly causing it to not fit and may necessitate
new impressions and a great deal of time.
you cannot replace the temporary bridge yourself, put it in a safe place and call
us. We will be happy to recement it
It is important that you
keep your appointments so the condition of this area does not change before treatment is completed which can result in the permanent
bridge not fitting and requiring a lot of adjustments and chair time.
Map Bridge-Crown Guide