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Fixed Dental Bridges

Fixed Bridges
An excellent way to replace missing teeth.
Dental or Fixed Bridges are recommended when you have a missing tooth, or teeth. Not only does a Fixed Bridge improve your smile, but it also reduces the risk of gum disease, TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders and the misalignment of your bite. As the name suggests a Fixed Bridge cannot be removed as it is cemented onto your natural or crowned teeth. If you feel you're a candidate for a Fixed Bridge, set up an appointment today. Dr. Lomartire will be happy to discuss recommendations for you and any possible options. 
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About Dental Bridges

How do Fixed Bridges work?

The bridge is anchored by a tooth on teeth either side of your missing tooth, which are called abutment teeth. The tooth that replaces your missing tooth is called a pontic. The pontic is cemented onto the abutment teeth in order to support it. Once it is in place a fixed bridge will look as natural as your own teeth.
Restore the ability to properly chew and speak.
Maintain the shape of your face.
Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.

What does the dentist do?

Your dentist will shape your tooth or teeth in order to make them smaller and ensure that the bridge fits properly. Then an impression will be taken of the reduced tooth or teeth. During the period of waiting for the bridge to be made, your dentist will fit you with a temporary bridge to avoid any embarrassment. 

When the new bridge has been made, you will see the dentist for your second appointment and your fixed bridge will be fitted. 

How do I look after a Fixed Bridge?

Cutting down on foods that aren’t good for your teeth, such as sugar will be a big help. Dental hygiene is very important and you should clean and use a mouthwash daily and floss your teeth regularly to prevent tooth decay.

How is a Fixed Bridge beneficial?

You will notice an improvement in the way you eat. If you’re missing tooth caused you problems with your speech, you’ll also find that this will improve.
Fixed Bridges

Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap – these two or more anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth – and a false tooth/teeth in between.

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(203) 453-4344

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Cosmetic, Restorative, and Implant Dentistry
Amalie Lomartire DDS, FACP
5 Durham Rd, C3
Guilford, CT 06437

Phone: (203) 453-4344

Office Hours:
Mon, Tue, Thu: 8 AM – 5 PM
Wed: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Fri: Closed
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