What Is a Porcelain Fixed Bridge?
A porcelain fixed bridge is a permanent replacement for missing teeth. It spans the gap between your remaining teeth using a false tooth that’s cemented into place and supported by dental crowns on the natural teeth on either side of the gap. A porcelain fixed bridge is created from porcelain or porcelain fused to metal.
How Is a Porcelain Fixed Bridge Created?
Getting a porcelain fixed bridge requires two visits to the Cerritos office. In the first visit, your dentist will prepare the teeth on either side of the gap for the crowns. The provider will then take one or more impressions or digital scans of the area where the bridge is to be located and send them off for fabrication. You’ll wear a temporary bridge until the permanent one is ready.
Once your new bridge arrives at the Cerritos office, you’ll return for your second visit. Your dentist will fit the bridge, make sure it’s comfortable, and cement it into place. Then you’ll be good to go!
Is Getting a Porcelain Fixed Bridge Painful?
There shouldn’t be any pain during this procedure unless one of the remaining teeth needs to have any decay removed. Your dentist will use a local anesthetic to minimize the chance of discomfort while preparing the teeth for crowns. After your bridge is in place, you may notice soreness or tenderness for a few days.