What Is A Temporary Bridge? Why It Need?


A temporary bridge is a provisional, short-term restoration cemented in place with a weak temporary dental cement until the definitive restoration is completed. Temporary bridge are usually constructed from plastic-like materials (acrylic) or composite resins.


A temporary bridge is used to protect the natural tooth (or implant site) and gums. It allow smile normally without a gap. It limit any tooth or gum sensitivity. It maintain the proper spacing between teeth. It help to chew and eat normally. It help the dentist assess how the bridge will function.

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The temporary bridge may not be as perfect as permanent bridge, mainly because it’s not meant to stay in place for more than a few weeks. Also, the color may not be as well matched to your other teeth because of the materials that are used for a temporary bridge.

Temporary bridge is cemented in with weak temporary cement. It should be fully functional, so you can chew normally. However, because the cement is not meant to hold the tooth in place permanently, it’s best to avoid chewing on hard, tough, or sticky foods. The temporary is not as strong as a permanent bridge, so you need to take a little extra care.

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Are you missing one or more teeth? Are you unhappy with present bridge? We can help you to start smile again. After examining your teeth and mouth, we can help you. To arrange your appointment at Dr. Bharat Katarmal Dental and Implant clinic at Jamnagar, please call at 9714290071.

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