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Fixed Bridges

Much of our confidence is tied up in the appearance of our smile. A simple fix or a full smile makeover might just change your life. Are you ready?

Fixed Dental Bridges In Norman OK

Dental bridges are a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth.

Fixed dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth when implants are not a possibility. A dental bridge is essentially three to six crowns fused together. The two end crowns are cemented to existing teeth. The remaining crowns are used to bridge the gap left by the missing tooth or teeth.

Reasons for a fixed bridge:

  • Fill space of missing teeth.
  • Maintain facial shape.
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
  • Restore chewing and speaking ability.
  • Restore your smile.
  • Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance.

What does getting a fixed bridge involve?

Getting a bridge usually requires two or more visits. While the teeth are numb, the two anchoring teeth are prepared by removing a portion of enamel to allow for a crown. Next, a highly accurate impression (mold) is made which will be sent to a dental laboratory where the bridge will be fabricated. In addition, a temporary bridge will be made and worn for several weeks until your next appointment.

At the second visit, your permanent bridge will be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented to achieve a proper fit. Occasionally your dentist may only temporarily cement the bridge, allowing your teeth and tissue time to get used to the new bridge. The new bridge will be permanently cemented at a later time.

You will receive care instructions at the conclusion of the procedure. Proper brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new, permanent bridge.

If you are suffering from tooth loss an want to see the replacement option then schedule your consultation today with our experts. Our expert team will answer to your every question, and will let you know whether you are suitable for Fixed Bridges or not.

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