During the first visit for receiving a dental bridge, the abutment teeth are prepared. Preparation includes recontouring these teeth by eliminating a portion of enamel to allow room for a crown to be located over them. Next, impressions of the teeth are made, which serve as a classical from which the bridge, pontic, and crowns will be finished by a dental lab. Your dentist will make a temporary bridge to wear to protect the showing teeth and gums while the bridge is being made.
During the second visit, your provisional bridge will be removed and the new porcelain or metal bridge will be check and adjusted, as necessary, to achieve a proper fit. Multiple visits may be obligatory to check the fit of the metal framework and bite. This is reliant on on each individual's case. If the dental bridge is a fixed bond, your dentist may temporarily adhesive it in place for a couple of weeks to make sure it is fitting correctly. After a couple weeks, the bridge is flagged into place.