If you have one or more missing teeth, a dental bridge is a device that can stand in the place of those teeth. Missing teeth can change the shape of your face, affect your ability to talk and chew, and mess with your teeth alignment. To prevent these issues, dental bridges fill in the gap with an artificial tooth attached to the natural teeth next to it or a permanent dental implant.
A dental bridge is permanent and cannot be taken out of your mouth without a dentist. They can be made out of ceramic or porcelain.
A bridge is created by making a crown for the teeth on both sides of the gap and putting a false tooth in between. The crowns can be placed on implants or natural teeth. The false tooth or teeth are fastened to the crowns and fill in the empty space.
Getting a bridge requires at least two visits. At first visit, your dentist prepares the teeth and covers them with temporary crowns. The dentist may also make impressions of the teeth.
You will need at least two visits in order to get a dental bridge. During the first visit, your dentist will prepare the teeth, put on temporary crowns, and possibly make impressions of the teeth. On your next visits, your bridge will then be put in place.