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Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges

A bridge is a dental prosthetic created specifically to fill the space created by absent teeth or to splint mobile teeth that cannot support themselves biomechanically.  If a tooth is missing, They are attached by dental crowns to the teeth that lie on either side of the gap in the teeth, providing the degree of permanency that is needed for proper maintenance. The goal of dental bridges is to replace the missing tooth and to provide structural support to the bite.

Types of Dental Bridges

Conventional Bridge

A bridge prosthesis uses adjacent teeth next to an area of missing teeth to hold a replacement tooth. The crown part of the bridge sits on top of prepared abutment teeth while supporting a fake tooth (pontic) to replace the missing tooth or teeth. Bridges are permanently attached to the abutment teeth.

Resin bonded Bridge

Resin Bonded bridges are attached to adjacent teeth by use of wings that are connected to the fake tooth (pontic). The beauty of these types of bridges is that the adjacent teeth do not have to be cut down like a conventional bridge.  These bridges can be made of either porcelain fused to metal or zirconia. There are advantages to each type of Resin Bonded Bridges bridge based on the a patient’s unique situation. Dr. Morr can help you decide which will be better for you.

Implant Bridge

Implant bridges are made to sit on abutments that are attached directly to the implant. Implants are actually the ideal treatment for patients with missing teeth because they eliminate the need to cut down healthy adjacent abutment teeth.

How is a dental bridge made?

Materials

Bridges in Dr. Morr’s office are constructed from either precious alloys or zirconia. In certain situations, we are now able to offer monolithic bridges (meaning constructed in one layer) of a specific zirconia material Prettau®. This type of metal-free bridge is case selective. Ask Dr. Morr if this can be an option for you.

Construction

Porcelain is bonded to the underlying metal or zirconia substructure to give it its color and shape. Prettau® and similar bridge materials use CAD-CAM technology for fabrication, since the bridge must be fabricated very precisely to ensure correct bite and to match the opposing tooth.

Procedure

This procedure usually takes two or three appointments to complete. At the first appointment Dr. Morr will prepare the teeth on either side of the gap by removing a portion of the enamel and dentin. Once the teeth are prepared, a provisional restoration will be fabricated to replace the missing tooth and reshape the prepared teeth.

Impressions of the teeth are taken and sent to a lab where the bridge will be constructed. There will usually be a framework try in appointment to ensure accuracy of fit of the framework.  Once the fit is verified, this will be sent to the laboratory to finish the porcelain.

The final appointment will involve adjustment and cementation of the prosthesis.

Dental Bridge Maintenance

A strict regimen of brushing and flossing is critical to maintain the health the neighboring teeth the bridge relies on for support.

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Pilar Cabrera

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Hello, My name is Pilar and I am originally from Cali Colombia.  I received my dental degree from Colombia in 1996 and moved to the US in 2001.   I have been in the dental field since 2002 and have worked with Dr. Morr since 2011.  I am Dr. Morr’s main assistant and therefore have a very close relationship with all of our patients.  Our main focus at the office is high end esthetic rehabilitations and therefore although complex, it is very rewarding seeing the final results.  I love working at TM Prosthodontics!

Sonia Escorcia

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Hi.  My name is Sonia.  I am originally from Nicaragua but grew up in Miami. I have been in the dental industry since 2002 but since 2010 have worked at TM Prosthodontics with Dr. Morr.  My Job is to oversee office operations and Management of the Front desk.  I am committed to making the patients and their families experience in our office a special and positive one!  We at TM Prosthodontics pride ourselves in our professional yet personal environment.

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  • Dr. Johanna Gallego earned her dental degree from Universidad Santa Maria in Caracas, Venezuela in 2008. She worked in private practice that specialized in cosmetic dentistry and dental implants, where she had the opportunity to discover and fall in love with Prosthodontics.
  • She then moved to Boston and completed a three-year postgraduate program in Prosthodontics at Boston University. After graduation She moved to florida and join private practice specializing in prosthodontics, 
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