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Bridge (Impression)

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a bridge with three teeth A bridge is used to replace a missing tooth. It uses teeth on either side of the missing tooth for support. It typically requires multiple appointments to complete the process of getting a bridge.
row of bottom teeth having a mold taken At the first appointment, your dentist will take an impression -- or mold -- of your teeth for the temporary bridge.
a tooth being cleaned with a tool Next, the teeth on either side of the missing tooth are prepared. They will become the support structure for your new tooth.
teeth having an impression taken of them A second impression is taken of the prepared teeth, which will be used by a dental lab to create the final bridge. Your dentist will provide you with a temporary bridge while your final restoration is being made.
a bridge with three teeth over teeth When the final restoration is ready, your dentist will remove the temporary bridge and replace it with the permanent one.
teeth with a new bridge Once completed, the area is restored to optimal function and appearance.
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