What are dental bridges?

Dental bridges fill gaps left by missing teeth.

If you have lost one or more permanent teeth due to periodontal disease or injury you are not alone. Fortunately, as a dental patient, you have many tooth replacement options. Of these, Dr. Piero may recommend a dental bridge. A dental bridge will literally “bridge” the gap between two or more teeth.

A bridge has two or more custom-made, porcelain crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap of missing teeth. A false tooth, or teeth, made up of porcelain or ceramic will be created to fill in the space left by the missing teeth. Dental Bridges are supported by the dental patient’s natural teeth or implants. Each dental bridge is custom made to fit your smile comfortably and aesthetically.

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Build confidence

Bridge work helps create self-esteem.

Restoring your smile to optimal health, function, and appearance can be wonderful for confidence and overall self-esteem. A dental bridge is designed to look, function, and feel just like your natural teeth is a wonderful option for anyone with concerns for their teeth.

A bridge is made of two or more custom-made porcelain crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap of the missing tooth. A false tooth, made up of porcelain or ceramic will the in created to fill the in-between gap. Dental Bridges are supported by the dental patient’s natural teeth or implants. Each dental bridge is custom made to fit your smile comfortably and aesthetically.

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Advantages of bridges

  • Dental bridges restore your ability to chew food
  • Natural looking and restore your smile
  • Maintain the shape of your face and prevent teeth from drifting out of position
  • Protect your jawbone

FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I maintain and care for my new bridge?

    It’s important for the success of the bridge to maintain and ensure the longevity of the foundation surrounding the tooth. Brushing twice a day and flossing helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease which lead to tooth loss.  Our dentist and hygienist will demonstrate how to properly floss your teeth.  It’s also crucial to keep regularly scheduled cleanings with Dr. Piero.

  • How long will they last?

    Bridges are durable and can last 10 years or more, depending on good oral hygiene. It’s not unusual for us to see a bridge that has lasted over 15!

  • How much will they cost?

    The cost will vary depending on the type of bridge and how many teeth will be replaced. The cost to you will depend on your individual dental plan. Dental insurance typically covers a percentage of the fee but there may still be some out of pocket expense toward the remainder. Call for a free consultation.

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Alternatives to Bridges

We have several options including dental crownsdental implantscomplete or partial dentures depending on your personal needs. Schedule a free consultation now with Dr. Piero to see if Dental Implants are the right choice for you today.

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