Dental Bridges

We restore your smile with quality dental bridges

A bridge is a dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth by joining a new tooth permanently to adjacent teeth.

There are different types of bridges, depending on how they are fabricated and the way they anchor to the adjacent teeth.

Conventionally, bridges are made using the indirect method of restoration.

However, bridges can be fabricated directly in the mouth using materials such as dental porcelain (for a natural looking smile).

A bridge is fabricated by reducing the teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth with a preparation pattern determined by the location of the teeth and by the material from which the bridge is fabricated.

In other words, the abutment teeth are reduced in size to accommodate the material to be used to restore the size and shape of the original teeth in a correct alignment and contact with the opposing teeth.

Another type of dental bridge, called a cantilever bridge, is used to replace a missing tooth in an area of the mouth that receives less physical stress.

For example, a cantilever bridge may be used to replace a missing front tooth. This type of dental bridge is used when just one side of the empty space caused by an absent tooth has remaining healthy teeth. With a cantilever bridge, the false tooth is anchored to one or more natural teeth.

A dental bridge can definitely improve the smile of an individual with a missing tooth. However, dental bridges have more to offer than just aesthetic appeal.

They can prevent the surrounding teeth from drifting out of position and fill spaces that would otherwise leave surrounding teeth susceptible to tooth decay.

The best candidate for a dental bridge is a person with one or more missing teeth and good dental hygiene.

An individual with a dental bridge will need to brush and floss daily and limit sugar intake.

Dental visits, including professional cleanings, should take place every six months.

With proper dental hygiene, a dental bridge can last many years.

Bridges have been a tried and true method used in dentistry for years and the standard of dental care for decades.

However, now we also offer a second choice for replacing a missing tooth with dental implants.

Dental implants are the most advanced state of the art technique for tooth replacement.

Implants are becoming the new standard due to their high success rate and conservative treatment with no damage to adjacent tooth structures.

Please look at both methods before you decide. We will be happy to help you decide which one is right for you.

No more missing teeth!

Replace your missing tooth with bridges

Have you chosen how to replace your missing tooth? You can have a bridge or you can get a dental implant. Either way, if you are missing a tooth don’t delay your visit to the dentist or your teeth may change their position and you may need more dental procedures.