1 - Healing & Recovery - Dental bridges are typically recommended to replace a single or multiple extracted teeth. This is why the gums need to be given enough time to completely heal.
2 - Anesthesia Administration - Once the gums are healed, extractions typically start with desensitization of the affected tooth. The process will require one or many shots of local anesthetics around the teeth and affected gums. Your dentist will begin the process once he is sure that the anesthesia has completely taken effect to eliminate pain as much as possible.
3 - Trimming Abutment Teeth - After the gums go numb, the abutment teeth undergo trimming to accommodate the crown replacement. Both abutment teeth need to be shaped parallel to ensure easy and simultaneous mounting.
4 - Impression - By such time, the gum space and the abutment teeth are ready for impression. This is done by your dentist and sent for fabrication to the lab. In addition to the impression, your dentist will also send the material specification and shade of your crown replacements.
5 - Temporary Bridge - During the procedure, the enamel undergoes trimming. This can make your teeth a bit sensitive and weak. For protection, your dentist will create and provide a temporary replacement which he’ll fit onto your teeth.
6 - Construction - The construction of your dental bridge can take weeks.
7 - Fitting - Once your dental bridge is ready, your dentist will remove your temporary bridge. If it doesn’t fit well or if it causes discomfort, necessary adjustments will be made. Once the right fit is achieved, the bridge will be cemented in place.
8 - Check-Up Visit - After a few months, you will be required to go back to the clinic to assess your bridge and determine the presence of pain and discomfort. Your dentist will make the necessary adjustments to ensure the best results and your comfort.
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