at Causeway Dental
Dental bridges have long been a great way to replace missing teeth. A bridge can be attached to one or more teeth or even attached to dental implants. Temporary bridges can be made quickly to fill a gap or to help us find the best shape for your final bridge. There are many materials to make bridges from and even our Cerec system can make strong reliable bridges in just one visit.
As with all our dentistry we will choose the right solution for you and your own unique circumstances. We will provide a bridge that will last as long as possible with the least amount of preparation of surrounding teeth
The temporary should be very comfortable, but you may need to alter your eating and oral hygiene habits to ensure it stays in place between appointments. A softer diet may be needed.
This temporary material will be more prone to staining than natural teeth. You should avoid tea, coffee, red wine and curries.
Avoid chewing gum and eating sticky or hard foods. This may loosen the temporary bridge/crown.
Brush and floss carefully, pulling the floss out from the side so not to dislodge the temporary.
It is vital for the good fit of your final restoration that your temporary bridge/crown stays in place. If for any reason it should come off please contact the surgery to have it replaced.
The effects of local anaesthetic should last for 3 – 4 hours. To avoid damage to your cheeks, tongue and lips avoid chewing and taking any hot drinks until the numbness has worn off
Note: You may experience some sensitivity to hot and cold, this is normal and will subside once the final restoration is fitted.