A dental bridge is a fixed
(non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace
missing teeth.There are
several types of bridges. Porcelain fixed bridges are created to
resemble your natural teeth. This type of bridge consists to two
crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are
attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by
one or more missing teeth.
As the only dentist in
Fairfield County that is board accredited by the American Academy
of Cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Babushkin and his associates, Dr. Austin
and Dr. Wooley are uniquely qualified to provide the best possible
result. Here is an example of Dr. Babushkin's work...
This patient had a fixed
bridge placed by another dentist and was unhappy with the
esthetics. It was replaced after alteration of the gum height with
a new fixed bridge.
Reasons for a
Fill space of missing teeth.
Maintain facial shape.
Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of
Restore chewing and speaking ability.
Restore your smile.
Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a
permanent dental appliance.
What does getting a fixed bridge
Getting a bridge usually requires two or more
visits. While the teeth are numb, the two anchoring teeth are
prepared by removing a portion of enamel to allow for a crown.
Next, a highly accurate impression (mold) is made which will be
sent to a dental laboratory where the bridge will be fabricated.
In addition, a temporary bridge will be made and worn for several
weeks until your next appointment.
At the second visit, you permanent bridge will
be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented to achieve a proper
fit. Occasionally your dentist may only temporarily cement the
bridge, allowing your teeth and tissue time to get used to the new
bridge. The new bridge will be permanently cemented at a later
You will receive care instructions at the
conclusion of your treatment. Proper brushing, flossing and
regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new permanent
(Note: Patients depicted in photos have
provided their consent to display their pictures online. Each
patient is unique, and results may vary. Please contact us if you
have questions or wish to schedule an