Dental bridges are a great option for those missing a row of adjacent teeth and want them replaced with a permanent fixture. Bridges use crowns attached to metal frames that are attached to the healthy teeth. Depending on your individual needs, your dentist may recommend either traditional, cantilever, or Maryland bridges.
The placement of a dental bridge is not a surgical procedure, so you will stay awake throughout the treatment. However, if you’re nervous or uneasy about the thought of going through it, your dentist can provide mild sedation to help you relax and feel more comfortable. There may be pain after the procedure, but this can be remedied with medication. First, your dentist will make impressions of your mouth for accurate measurement. Then the bridge is made and placed into the jaw line using special cements.