Zirconium fixed bridges are now most popular because they resemble your natural teeth. They consist of 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.
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. In addition, a temporary bridge will be made and worn for a week until your next appointment.
At the second visit, your permanent bridge will be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented to achieve a proper fit. Occasionally we may only temporarily cement the bridge, to allow your teeth and tissue time to get used to the new bridge. The new bridge will be permanently cemented at a later time.