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Wade Karhan, DDS
Comprehensive General Dentistry
Call: (330) 925-2986

Fixed Bridges

Dental Restorations - Fixed Bridges in Rittman, OH

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

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:

  • 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 one visit.  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 is made and the teeth are fabricated in our office using Cerec technology.  

Next, your permanent bridge will be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented to achieve a proper fit. The new bridge will then be permanently cemented. 

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.

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