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Fixed Bridges

Concord Dentist - Dental Restorations - 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.  You and your dentist will discuss the best options for your particular case.  The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal.  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.

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

If you have additional questions, please contact our office in Concord today!


About Dr. Marshall

Dr. Robert Marshall has been improving the lives of his clients since 1979. The advanced artistic and clinical skills required to provide natural looking smile enhancements are not taught in dental school. Dr. Marshall has attended extensive post graduate training and has himself taught at two of the leading programs in the world, the Pacific Aesthetic Continuum (PAC-Live) and the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. His years of experience show in the beautiful natural-looking smile designs he has created.

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Robert N. Marshall, DMD, MAGD 177 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
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Call: (603) 224-1743

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Aesthetic Dental Center
177 Pleasant Street Concord, New Hampshire 03301
Phone: (603) 224-1743