The length of time it takes to make a dental bridge depends on your current oral health and hygiene. Before the bridge can be installed, our dentist and hygienists will perform an initial visual and tactile exam of any remaining teeth and the gums. We will want to treat any underlying conditions like gum disease that could make the bridge uncomfortable to wear.
If you are currently healthy and don’t have any oral conditions, then the custom dental bridge can be ready on the same day or in two weeks. For 3-unit bridges, we typically do it in-house on the same day with our cutting-edge CEREC technology. For bridges that are four or more units, we will send it to a lab to be made. Our clinic works closely with a skilled dental lab that will take a mold of your mouth and create a custom bridge in just two weeks.
We take pride in our standard of care and therefore create bridges that fit seamlessly in the mouth and to the naked eye are indistinguishable from real teeth. During the consultation and fitting for the bridge, our empathetic staff will ask you to provide feedback about the fit. If it is uncomfortable at all, we can adjust the bridge until you have a fit that works for you.
If the bridge starts to feel uncomfortable after you have left our office, please call us and set up an appointment as soon as possible. We will gladly refit or remake the bridge until you have one that suits your smile and sits well in your mouth.
For more information, schedule an appointment with Embrace Dental in Sparks, NV, today.