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Fixed Bridges

WHAT IS A FIXED BRIDGE?

 A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth.

Since there are several types of bridges, it is important to consult with your dentist to determine the best options and alternatives for your case. The “traditional bridge” is the most common bridging technique and is usually made of porcelain that is fused to metal. This bridge consists of two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), which fills the gap that forms when one or more teeth are missing. 

Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years, however they may need replacement or need to be re-cemented due to normal wear. 

REASONS FOR A FIXED BRIDGE

 Although there are many instances that require a fixed bridge, these are the most common:

·       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 IS THE PROCEDURE WHEN GETTING A FIXED BRIDGE? 

Usually, a bridge requires two or more visits. While teeth are numb, the two anchoring teeth are prepared by removing a small portion of the enamel to allow for a crown. Next, a highly accurate impression (mold) is made which will be sent to a laboratory where the bridge will be fabricated. In addition, a temporary bridge will be made and worn for several weeks until the final installation appointment.

At the second visit, your 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 the procedure. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new permanent bridge.

 CONTACT US TODAY!

Our team at Spanish Trail Dentistry is located in Pensacola, FL but serves patients from surrounding areas such as Gulf Breeze, Milton, Pace, and Cantonment, FL. Contact us today for your consultation to get the smile you’ve always wanted! 


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Having just adopted two young boys, getting dental care up to par was a priority. The boys disagreed. They had only had very negative experiences and were crying at the thought of going to the dentist. Upon arriving, the ladies talked with the boys and teased out smiles. The first cleanings took a whiledue to lack of proper hygiene, but Dr. Strickland adn his team took the time to comfort, build rapport and teach the boys about good dental hygiene. We just finished the final fillings with no anxiety or tears. Dental appointments are taken in stride! Dr. Strickland and his great team have made a huge difference to my family. Thank you for making our smiles beautiful!

Danyelle Lantz

My daughter Debbie is a dental hygienist and we Readings and the Bass family know a good dentist when we use them ( Jeff )! Dr. Strickland and his entire staff are "the most to say the least". We would not think of using anyone else.

John Reading, Pharmacist

Dr. Strickland & Staff:

I want to share my happiness with you all about my decision to switch dental providers a little over 1 year ago.

My only regret is " why did I wait so long?".

Each of you make each visit an extremely pleasurable experience. Dr. Strickland, I love your "chair-side" manner and your attention to detail is outstanding. I find myself looking forward to my dental appointments rather than dreading the session.

The warm and welcoming greetings along with the family-like interaction that your patients receive from Mary Virginia, Beth, Deirdre, Kyline and
Jennifer are endearing and make me feel like a family member, rather than just another patient!

It all is such a pleasant and comforting experience.

THANK YOU!

Michelle Pittman

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