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Bridges

A dental bridge is a permanent restoration that replaces a missing tooth or missing teeth. A tooth behind the missing space and a tooth in front of the missing space will be crowned and will together suspend a replacement tooth in between each other. This replacement tooth gently rests on top of your gums in the missing space.

Dental bridges are an alternative to a dental implant or a removable partial denture. A bridge can help you chew better, speak more easily, and improve your smile. Bridges are most often made from a strong tooth-colored material called zirconia. Your bridge will mimic your existing natural teeth.

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Types of Dental Bridges

Traditional fixed bridges are the most common type of bridge. It includes a crown on either side of the replacement tooth


Maryland dental bridges or resin-bonded bridges are often used to replace front teeth. Instead of crowns, this type of dental bridge uses porcelain or metal frameworks with "wings" that are bonded to the back of your teeth on either side of the space.


Implant-supported bridges use an implant for each missing tooth that is precisely placed into the bone during a surgical procedure. This is common for areas that have three or more missing teeth.


Cantilever bridges are when typically only one side of the gap has a natural tooth, and the replacement tooth is anchored by a single crown. These are uncommonly utilized.

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Why a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge will effectively fill any gap in your smile while improving your ability to chew your favorite foods. It also prevents your surrounding teeth from shifting out of position and enhances your smile for improved confidence. ​A bridge can typically replace teeth faster than a dental implant. A bridge is permanent and does not have to be removed from the mouth every day like a removable partial denture.

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Dental Bridge Fitting

During your first visit, our team prepares each tooth on either side of the space. We will make an impression, or a digital scan, of your teeth to craft a bridge that will fit specifically to your smile.

We will then place a temporary bridge to protect your teeth while your permanent dental bridge is being constructed. Once the permanent custom bridge is finished we will adjust it if needed until it has an ideal fit. We will then disinfect the area and permanently cement the bridge into place.

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Learn more without feeling pressured to make any kind of commitment. It's crucial that you take the time and effort to consider your options before you choose a restorative or cosmetic procedure, we will help you through the process!

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