If you are missing one or more teeth, you don’t have to continue living with an incomplete smile. No matter if you have lost teeth due to tooth decay, gum disease, injury, or a variety of other reasons, you can replace your missing teeth with a dental bridge.

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Types of Bridges

There are four types of bridges that are used to restore your smile including:

  • Traditional
  • -Most popular type
    -Utilizes a crown for either side of the missing tooth with a pontic in the middle
    -Composed of porcelain or metal material

  • Maryland
  • -Located on one side of your mouth
    -Composed of porcelain or plastic teeth

  • Cantilever
  • -Utilized for adjacent teeth only

  • Implant-supported
  • -Used for dental implants when a single tooth is missing



    During the initial consultation, we will determine which area needs treatment. An impression of your teeth and x-rays will be taken in order to create bridges to fit your mouth and teeth. Once your permanent bridges return from the lab, it will be ready for placement

    Before undergoing the bridge procedure, the affected area will be numbed with a local anesthetic. Your temporary bridge will be removed, and your teeth will be cleaned. Then, the new permanent ridge will be cemented into place atop abutment teeth

    Dental bridges are known to last well over 10 years. Brush and floss your new bridges just as you would your natural teeth. We recommend making follow-up appointments so we can check on your progress