It takes two appointments to replace a missing tooth with a gold bridge.
That's because a bridge is custom-crafted in a cosmetic dental laboratory
to precisely fit your teeth.
To make the entire procedure comfortable for you, the first thing your
Houston dentist will do is make sure you're thoroughly numb. Then any decay
is removed and the teeth are shaped with the handpiece.
Sometimes, to make a more accurate impression, a small piece
of string is placed in the space between the tooth and the gums.
Impressions give an accurate working model of your mouth, including the
prepared teeth. This lets your Houston dentist re-create your natural bite.
For the week or two that it takes the dental lab to
fabricate your new bridge, you'll have a temporary bridge in your mouth.
At your next visit, the temporary bridge will be removed, and you'll try
out your new cosmetic bridge. Your dentist will check the fit and your
bite. When everything looks good, your new gold bridge will be cemented