Bridge

Not smiling because of missing teeth?
Dental implants & a bridge may be able to help.

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What is a bridge?

A dental bridge is one of many options to replace teeth. A bridge (fixed partial denture) is a device that fills the gap where teeth are absent. Fixed bridges are bonded into place and can only be removed by a dental professional.
Removable bridges, as the name implies, can be taken out and cleaned. Fixed bridges offer more stability than their removable counterparts. Dr. Rogers makes sure that your bridge is both beautiful and functional, and looks completely natural! We put exacting details into every restoration, so you feel confident in your smile. Your bridge will also bring back the integrity of your bite, so you can eat with comfort.

A bridge helps support your lips
and cheeks and show off
your beautiful smile.

Why Would I Get A Bridge?

Dr. Rogers may recommend a dental bridge to improve your smile and oral health by:

Restoring your ability to speak, eat, and chew normally
Alleviating excess stress on the bite
Improving the shape and volume of your face
Replacing an unwanted removable partial denture
Preventing the remaining natural teeth from moving out of position
Enhancing the appearance of your smile

The dentist will help you determine whether a custom dental bridge is the right choice for restoring your smile after tooth loss. For more information, please call and set up a consultation.

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What is the Process?

Bridges are secured by crowns on neighboring teeth. They remain above the gum line, and the force they withstand gets distributed along the bridge and its supporting crowns. Bridges are especially effective if the surrounding teeth need crowns. In that case, the entire bridge and crown restoration brings strength and function back to those teeth.

FAQs

How long does a dental bridge last?

The duration of a dental bridge is different for everyone and is impacted by your daily habits. However, fixed dental bridges can last for 15 years or even longer. One thing to keep in mind is that your mouth’s overall health will influence the longevity of your bridge. Since the natural teeth with dental crowns determine the bridge’s stability, your oral health is critical. Biyearly dental exams can help keep your smile healthy. We can remove built-up plaque to prevent decay and infections.

Will a dental bridge look natural?

We want your smile to look naturally beautiful. At Rogers Center for Dentistry, we will take every step necessary to ensure they look natural and fit perfectly. We begin by taking accurate measurements and matching your prosthetic shade with your surrounding natural teeth. If your other teeth are stained or yellow, now is an excellent time to whiten them since we will create your new teeth using materials that are both resistant to stain and bleach. Our goal is to make you happy with your beautiful smile.

How do I care for my implant?

To maximize the life of your bridge, you should brush and floss regularly. In addition to flossing between teeth, you’ll need to floss under the fake tooth as well. Since flossing can be challenging with a dental bridge, your dentist can provide tools for you and demonstrate how to use them to make flossing under the bridge easier. These tools can also be purchased over-the-counter.

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