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If you are wondering what a dental bridge is or the process of getting one, look no further.

A bridge is a prosthetic device that is attached to your gumline and replaces one or more missing teeth. There are two categories of bridges: fixed and removable. Fixed bridges are cemented to your teeth. Removable bridges are like dentures; you can take them out after meals and while you sleep.

Depending on your situation, the process of getting a dental bridge may vary, but here is the general process:

On your first appointment, Dr. Scott Josephson will remove the enamel structure of the teeth that are adjacent to the gap in your mouth. This will prepare the teeth for a crown. Impressions of your teeth will be taken and the dental bridge will be created in a dental laboratory. Your dentist will give you a temporary bridge to wear while a more durable, custom-made bridge is made.

At the second appointment, the permanent bridge will be placed and checked for a proper fit. Depending on your needs it may take more than one visit.

Would you like more information about dental bridges? Please call Red Mountain Family Dental in Mesa, AZ at 480-641-4165 to schedule a consultation. Drs. Scott Josephson and Timothy Yu and our expert team are here to restore your smile back to radiant health.