Dental Bridge

What are dental bridges?

Dental bridges have been used for years to replace missing teeth. Missing teeth make it difficult to chew without pain or smile without embarrassment. If missing teeth are not promptly treated, they can cause your remaining teeth to shift and become crooked. Dental bridges can remedy the pain and difficulties associated with missing teeth.

How do dental bridges work?

In a dental bridge, your existing teeth are used as anchors. The dental bridge fills in the gap caused by missing teeth. Dental bridges can be composed of various materials, including gold, metal, alloys, or porcelain.
We recommend using a porcelain bridge as it will fit in seamlessly with the rest of your beautiful smile, it is durable and stain-resistant and imitates the color and reflective properties of natural teeth.

The procedure:

Your comfort during the procedure is an important factor. Dr. Neilson will administer a local anesthetic to numb the area. If the patient requires additional peace of mind, dental sedation is available. Both of these will allow you to remain comfortable throughout the procedure.

Dr. Neilson will prepare the abutment teeth by recontouring them to accommodate the crowns. He will then create impressions of the teeth and send them to our trusted dental lab technicians. Once your final dental bridge is ready, Dr. Neilson will check the fit to ensure that everything is in the right place. He will then use an adhesive to permanently cement your dental bridge.

Enjoy your smile!

Getting used to your dental bridge should only take a few days. You should eat soft food for the day or two after your procedure. Within a week, you will return to eating all of your favorites, speaking with ease, and smiling with confidence.