A dental bridge can replace one or several missing teeth. Using two neighboring teeth to support it, a bridge is placed in the space where the missing tooth (or teeth) is. A bridge can be permanently cemented into place and appears natural.

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It is important to protect a natural tooth after a root canal or serious decay has damaged it. A crown is placed over the tooth, providing strength and support to it after it has been repaired.

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Dental Fillings

An extremely durable tooth colored bonding filling material is placed in the cavity after the decay has been removed.

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Emergency Dental Care

Dental problems can be painful, especially when you have a dental emergency or the pain comes on suddenly and acutely.

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Partial & Full Dentures

Dentures help maintain the function and dimension of the mouth, as well as restore the face to a more natural shape. Without teeth, bone loss occurs and causes the face to be concave. You can replace a few or an entire set of teeth (upper and lower) with dentures.

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Preventative Care

Dental checkups performed with teeth cleanings are an essential part of oral and overall health, keeping teeth and soft tissue free of disease and helping to identify potential issues with the mouth.

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Dental Bridges to Replace Missing Teeth

Dental bridges can help to replace one or several missing teeth.
Dental Bridges to Replace Missing Teeth

Why Bridges?

Why would you get a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is used to replace missing teeth. A bridge made from ceramic fused to metal, all ceramic, or zirconium are popular options because they resemble natural teeth.

Dental bridges will last many years as they are highly durable. However, bridges may need to be replaced or re-cemented due to normal wear or if they are not cared for properly. Your dentist can help you with care instructions to maintain your bridge.

Bridges help replace a missing tooth, which is important for oral health. If the space from a missing tooth is left open, there can be several issues:

  • Tooth crowding
  • Shifting of adjacent and opposing teeth, causing teeth to become misaligned
  • Bone loss at the missing tooth site and the adjacent teeth
  • Facial asymmetry or changes to lower face shape
  • Decay on surrounding teeth

A fixed bridge can be a great solution as it can prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position, restore the ability to chew or speak and restore a beautiful smile. It can also be an upgrade to an alternative, less comfortable removable partial denture.

Why Bridges?

What to Expect

Dental bridges can be created to help restore your smile and function like your natural, permanent teeth. Bridges for teeth can be completed in two to three visits: an initial preparation visit, a follow-up fit visit, and an insert/delivery visit.

Before Treatment
Before treatment, be sure to use preventative oral hygiene to ensure your teeth are as clean as possible. Be able to identify any problems you are having with your teeth and let your dentist know.
During Treatment

While the teeth are numb, two or more anchoring teeth are prepared. A portion of the enamel will be removed to allow space for a dental crown. Next, a highly accurate impression is made or a digital scan is taken,  which will be sent to a dental laboratory so your bridge can be fabricated. A temporary dental bridge will be made, which covers and protects the prepared teeth. You are able to function and chew with your temporary bridge. 

At the second visit, the bridge foundation will be carefully checked to ensure a proper marginal fit to your prepared teeth.  The dentist will select a shade of ceramic that is a good match with your adjacent natural teeth and re-cement the temporary bridge back in your mouth.

At the final visit, the permanent bridge is ready to be inserted (usually two weeks after initial treatment). Your dentist will try it in, make adjustments as needed, polish it, and insert it with a bonded cement. 

After Treatment

To ensure the longevity of your permanent dental bridge, be sure to brush and floss under the bridge every day. Routine dental visits are also very important to maintaining your new fixed bridge.


Your First Visit

Your first visit will entail a detailed conversation with your dentist to go over the procedure, the creation of a temporary bridge, and the creation of impressions that are sent off to the dental laboratory. Each visit can take up to 90 minutes, possibly less. We want to ensure that you are comfortable with each step of the process, so be sure to ask any questions or voice any concerns during your first visit.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is a non-removable appliance used to replace missing teeth.
What are bridges made of?
While there are several types of bridges, the traditional dental bridge is usually made of ceramic fused to metal. These are very popular because they resemble your natural teeth.