Call:203-268-5881
Cosmetic Dentistry
Porcelain Fixed Bridges

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...

Before

After

Before

After

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 fixed bridge:

  • Fill space of missing teeth.
  • Maintain facial shape.
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
  • 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 involve?

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 time.

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 bridge.

(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 appointment.)


ACCESSIBILITY