A Dental Bridge is a Fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth.
Pleasanton CA East Bay Area Fixed Bridge Specialist, Dr John M. Gowey, will discuss with you the best options for your particular case because there are several types of Bridges. The “Traditional Bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal.
This type of Bridge consists to two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to artificial teeth, replacing the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
Dental Bridges are highly durable and will last many years, however they may need replacement or need to be re-cemented due to normal wear.
Reasons for a fixed bridge:
- Fill space of missing teeth.
- Oral Hygiene/Dental Health
- Maintain facial shape.
- Oral functionality and appearance
- Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance.
What does getting a fixed bridge involve?
Dental Bridge procedures usually require two or more appointments. While the teeth are numb, Pleasanton CA Fixed Bridge Dentist, Dr. John Gowey, will begin to prepare the two anchoring teeth by eliminating a portion of enamel and dentin to allow for a crown. Next, a very precise impression is made to fabricate the Bridge to ensure correct bite and to match the opposing tooth. This will then be sent to a dental laboratory. In addition, a temporary Bridge will be made and worn for several weeks until your next appointment.
At the second visit, Pleasanton CA East Bay Area Fixed Bridge Expert Dr. John M. Gowey, will carefully check, adjust, and cement your permanent bridge to achieve a proper fit. Occasionally, Dr. John Gowey 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.
Dr. John Gowey’s team of Experts in Pleasanton CA East Bay Area will provide home care instructions at the conclusion of the Fixed Bridge procedure. A strict regimen of brushing and flossing will keep the bridge and surrounding teeth clean. Regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new permanent bridge.
Dr. Gowey provides all General Dentistry Services and Cosmetic Dental Care to families in the East Bay areas of: Pleasanton, Danville, Castro Valley, Livermore, San Ramon, Sunol, Dublin, and Fremont.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a FREE Dental Consultation please complete the form on the right or contact the office of Pleasanton CA East Bay Area Fixed Bridge Dentistry, Dr. John M. Gowey at 925-271-9291 today!