A porcelain bridge is an effective and permanent way to replace missing teeth. A bridge consists of at least two crowns (called “retainer crowns”), one on each side of the empty space, connected by a “pontic”, which replaces the missing tooth.
A bridge takes two visits to complete. The first involves preparation of the teeth that will serve as supports for the bridge. They are each reduced in size to make room for the retainer crowns, an impression is taken so the laboratory can fabricate a bridge, and a temporary bridge is placed until the final bridge is ready. The lab fabricates your bridge to look and feel like natural teeth and blend seamlessly with your dentition. At the second visit, the temporary bridge is removed and the permanent bridge is cemented in place.