Dental Fixed Bridges ( permanently cemented - not removable ) :


Dental Bridges 


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What Is the Process for Getting a Dental Bridge?

During the first visit, the abutment (anchor) teeth are prepared.  The abutment teeth are the 2 teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth.  Preparation involves shaping the teeth by removing a portion of the enamel to allow room for the bridge to be placed.  Next, impressions of the teeth are made.  The impressions will be turned into models from which the bridge will be made by a professional dental lab.  Dr. Herget will make temporary crowns to protect the prepared (anchor)  teeth while the bridge is being made. During the second visit, your temporary crowns will be removed and the new porcelain bridge will be checked and adjusted to achieve a proper fit and than permanently cemented over the anchor teeth.  

Bridges can also be made to fit over dental implants.  In this case there is no anesthetic (shots) or drilling involved !  Dr.Herget just needs to take impressions. Next, the the lab will make custom implant posts & the custom implant bridge (usually in less than 1 week).  At your 2nd appointment, Dr. Herget removes the healing caps which were placed by the surgeon, screws in the posts, and cements the bridge over the posts.  Again - no drilling - no shots !! 


What Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges? 

1.  Restore your smile

2.  Restore the ability to properly chew and speak

3.  Maintain the shape of your face

4.  Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth

5.  Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position 


If you’re missing one or more teeth : you may notice a difference in chewing and speaking.  Bridges can help restore your smile.  Sometimes called a fixed partial denture, a bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth and literally “bridges” the gap where one or more teeth used to be.  Bridges can be made from gold, porcelain, or a combination of these materials and are attached to surrounding teeth for support.  Unlike a removable bridge or partial denture, which you can take out and clean, a fixed bridge can only be removed by a dentist as it is cemented into the mouth.   


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Dental Bridges.  This website is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for Dental or Medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  The information on this website does not create a patient-dentist relationship, and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.  By visiting this site you agree to all its terms and conditions, which may from time to time be changed or supplemented by Dr. James J. Herget listed in the Disclaimer.  If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, you should not enter this site.  Dr. James J. Herget is a proud member of the American Dental Association, Wisconsin Dental Association, and the Dodge/Columbia/Marquette Counties Dental Association.  Dr. Herget attended Marquette University in Milwaukee WI.  He graduated in 1988 and immediately moved to Mayville WI where he has been practicing Family Dentistry for 25+ years. Dr. James J. Herget performs many dental services, such as : Dental Fillings, Dental Crowns, Dental Bridges, Dental Implant Reconstruction, Dental Cleanings and Dental sealants ( performed by a licensed Dental Hygienist ), metal free, flexible, partial dentures ( no full dentures ), root canal treatment ( incisors and bicuspids ), basic extractions, and only uses “low-radiation” digital x-rays. If you are looking for quality, family, reasonably priced dentistry : Dr. James J. Herget is your dentist of choice !  If you are a Facebook user we would love to have you as a Friend or just LIKE our page.  Dental Bridges.  Affordable Mayville WI dentist.