Porcelain fixed bridges are recommended for those who wish to restore their smiles as well as their abilities to speak and chew. These bridges can help maintain the shape of the face and the positioning of your remaining teeth. They also fill the spaces between the teeth.
A dental bridge is a non-removable, hence fixed, an appliance used to replace missing teeth. It is a durable appliance that lasts for many years. But, due to normal wear, it may need to be re-cemented at some point.
Two or more dental appointments may be necessary for a porcelain fixed bridge. During your first appointment, a part of enamel will be removed from the two anchoring teeth where the crown will be placed. Then, the dentist will take an accurate mold which will be used to fabricate a bridge. You will also wear a temporary bridge until the second appointment.
During your second appointment, the dentist will remove the temporary mold and place the new bridge. Proper fit must be ensured at this point. For the teeth to get used to the new bridge, the dentist may only cement the item temporarily. At the succeeding appointment, permanent cementing may be done.
Your dentist will always provide proper care instructions after every procedure. Make sure to practice good oral hygiene to care for your new bridge.