What is the procedure for getting a bridge?
Patients who wish to get a dental bridge should satisfy a few physical conditions to be qualified as candidates for bridges. Some of them are optimum oral health, healthy and strong adjoining teeth, adequate spacing available for the placement of the prosthetic tooth, etc. Based on these factors, the dentist draws out the treatment plan.
During the initial consultation, the dentist cleans the teeth thoroughly. The teeth adjoining the missing tooth will have to be prepared for the crowns. A thin layer of enamel will be removed by buffing or gently grinding it. A highly accurate digital mold of the teeth will be taken and shared with the dental laboratory for fabricating the bridge. It may take a week for the bridge to be ready.
During the next visit, the dentist places the bridge on the tooth and checks for fit. Any changes, if required, will be made before permanently bonding it in place. An etching solution will be applied to the teeth to roughen them. Dental adhesives will be applied on the teeth, and the bridge will be placed in position. A curing light would be used to harden the adhesive, after which the dentist conducts a bite test. If any changes have to be made, or if you feel any discomfort, the dentist handles them to make sure you have the perfect bite.
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