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At Kootenai Family Dental, we often recommend a dental bridge for a patient who has lost one or more teeth. If you are interested in learning more about dental bridges, we can provide you with a review of how we place this appliance.

Typically, it requires two separate visits to receive your dental bridge, but the process of placing a dental bridge is fairly simple.

At your first appointment, one of our skilled dentists, Dr. Alexis LaRose or Dr. Marie Smith, will trim the enamel layers of the two neighboring teeth for form abutments for the dental crowns of the bridge. This is done so that there is sufficient space to place the bridge over the teeth. We will then form an impression of the abutments and surrounding teeth so that the professional dental lab that will create the dental bridge has an accurate model to work with. While awaiting the bridge, we can provide temporary crowns to cover the abutments and improve your mouth’s function in the meantime.

At your second appointment, we will remove the temporary crowns and test the feel and quality of your new dental bridge before cementing it in place. After this brief visit, you can then leave our office with your new smile.

If you are considering receiving a dental bridge in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, please feel free to call our office at 208-966-6054 today and schedule a consultation with our talented dentist!