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How long is the process for making dental bridge?

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Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice
5 doctors agree

In brief: Usually 2 app.

Usually 2 appointments.
1-2 hours for the preparation appointment, then 1 hour for the cementation appointment. Usually 2-3 weeks apart.

In brief: Usually 2 app.

Usually 2 appointments.
1-2 hours for the preparation appointment, then 1 hour for the cementation appointment. Usually 2-3 weeks apart.
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

How long is the bridge? Does it replace one tooth or more? What material is it going to be made out of porcelain fused to gold or all ceramic? Is the laboratory local or out of state? So with all of that being said it could take from 1 week on a rush with additional fees from the lab to two weeks in most cases.
That means that you did not have immediate extractions.

In brief: Depends

How long is the bridge? Does it replace one tooth or more? What material is it going to be made out of porcelain fused to gold or all ceramic? Is the laboratory local or out of state? So with all of that being said it could take from 1 week on a rush with additional fees from the lab to two weeks in most cases.
That means that you did not have immediate extractions.
Dr. James Wright
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Dr. Kayvon Javid
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: 2 weeks

Normally two weeks.

In brief: 2 weeks

Normally two weeks.
Dr. Kayvon Javid
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Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Varies...

Much depends on the complexity of the bridge: how many teeth, natural or implant abutments, routine of the technician, and protocol of the dentist.
More visits is usually better if they are planned.

In brief: Varies...

Much depends on the complexity of the bridge: how many teeth, natural or implant abutments, routine of the technician, and protocol of the dentist.
More visits is usually better if they are planned.
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
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Dr. Richard Reinitz
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 2-3 weeks

The actual appointment to have the teeth prepared for the bridge may be 1-2 hours and it may take another 15-30 minutes to seat the bridge after it is made.
Usually it takes about 10 working day for the lab to make the bridge however, in some cases it may be longer. I would say no more than three weeks to actually have the lab fabricate the bridge is usual.

In brief: 2-3 weeks

The actual appointment to have the teeth prepared for the bridge may be 1-2 hours and it may take another 15-30 minutes to seat the bridge after it is made.
Usually it takes about 10 working day for the lab to make the bridge however, in some cases it may be longer. I would say no more than three weeks to actually have the lab fabricate the bridge is usual.
Dr. Richard Reinitz
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Dr. James Vito
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Depends on the size of the bridge and the complexity involved.
Normally it should take between two to six weeks sometimes longer depending upon your specific situation.

In brief: Depends

Depends on the size of the bridge and the complexity involved.
Normally it should take between two to six weeks sometimes longer depending upon your specific situation.
Dr. James Vito
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Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

It depends on complexity of the case

In brief: It depends

It depends on complexity of the case
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Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Bridge

It depends what is involved.
Generally a short bridge replacing one missing tooth takes two appointments. The first about 2 hours and the second about 1 hour. These appointments are separated 2 weeks apart to give the dental lab time to fabricate the bridge. Special requests will allow the lab work to be done sooner if the patient has a special time request. Ideally a implant might be best.

In brief: Bridge

It depends what is involved.
Generally a short bridge replacing one missing tooth takes two appointments. The first about 2 hours and the second about 1 hour. These appointments are separated 2 weeks apart to give the dental lab time to fabricate the bridge. Special requests will allow the lab work to be done sooner if the patient has a special time request. Ideally a implant might be best.
Dr. Thomas Davis
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Dr. Ira Biderman
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

It can depend on how long the bridge is and how many teeth it is replacing.
Usually one visit to prepare the teeth, another to try in the framework, than anothe rone to try it in with the porcelian on it and temporarily cemented in for a week or moret o see if it fits comfortably.

In brief: Depends

It can depend on how long the bridge is and how many teeth it is replacing.
Usually one visit to prepare the teeth, another to try in the framework, than anothe rone to try it in with the porcelian on it and temporarily cemented in for a week or moret o see if it fits comfortably.
Dr. Ira Biderman
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 3 weeks

Done well by a reputable laboratory in the U.
S. With quality materials -- about 3 weeks. Can be rushed, but you pay a premium for this service. You want it done the best possible way now for it to last many years. You get what you pay for, especially with this level of treatment.

In brief: 3 weeks

Done well by a reputable laboratory in the U.
S. With quality materials -- about 3 weeks. Can be rushed, but you pay a premium for this service. You want it done the best possible way now for it to last many years. You get what you pay for, especially with this level of treatment.
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Usually 1 month

The process can take from 2 weeks if rushed to 1 month.
However, it is worth the wait to have work in your month done properly.

In brief: Usually 1 month

The process can take from 2 weeks if rushed to 1 month.
However, it is worth the wait to have work in your month done properly.
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: 1 month

Can be as fast as the technitian can, normally is 2 weeks to 1 month.

In brief: 1 month

Can be as fast as the technitian can, normally is 2 weeks to 1 month.
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
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Dr. Tony Menendez
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: Usually 10-14 days

A lab will usually take approx 2 weeks to complete the average bridge.

In brief: Usually 10-14 days

A lab will usually take approx 2 weeks to complete the average bridge.
Dr. Tony Menendez
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Dr. Robert Tupac
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: No

The literature shows that removable partials or dentures should be removed for up to eight hours per day for the surface tissue underneath them to get its proper circulation.
Not removing them has been proven to cause the tissues to shrink more quickly over time. Usually, these hours can be gotten while you're sleeping.

In brief: No

The literature shows that removable partials or dentures should be removed for up to eight hours per day for the surface tissue underneath them to get its proper circulation.
Not removing them has been proven to cause the tissues to shrink more quickly over time. Usually, these hours can be gotten while you're sleeping.
Dr. Robert Tupac
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Dr. Robert Tupac
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: No back teeth

Distal extension refers to the fact that the removable partial has no back teeth to hold on to, or to be anchored by.

In brief: No back teeth

Distal extension refers to the fact that the removable partial has no back teeth to hold on to, or to be anchored by.
Dr. Robert Tupac
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Dr. Robert Tupac
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: Different materials

Flippers and flexible partials have the same role--they replace missing teeth on a temporary basis, without having a cast-framework "permanent partial" made.

In brief: Different materials

Flippers and flexible partials have the same role--they replace missing teeth on a temporary basis, without having a cast-framework "permanent partial" made.
Dr. Robert Tupac
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Dr. Robert Tupac
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: With a reline

Your mouth changes over time, the tissue shrinks, and dentures become looser. A laboratory reline will fill the space that has been developed and the denture will fit better.

In brief: With a reline

Your mouth changes over time, the tissue shrinks, and dentures become looser. A laboratory reline will fill the space that has been developed and the denture will fit better.
Dr. Robert Tupac
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