Have a missing or broken tooth you need permanently replaced? A dental bridge may be the perfect solution for you. As part of the restorative dentistry services we provide at Clinton Dental Center, we offer custom dental bridges for patients of all ages. Whether you had a tooth pulled a long time ago or recently lost a tooth in a sports injury, we can create a dental bridge that restores your smile to its former glory. All dental bridges are custom-made to blend seamlessly with your teeth, so no one will ever know you were missing a tooth in the first place. You can count on the Clinton Dental Center team to rebuild your smile with the personalized care you deserve.
Affordable Dental Bridges
Durable Dental Bridges That Complete Your Smile and Boost Your Confidence
Dental bridges are designed to fill in gaps from missing or pulled teeth. They are made of porcelain, metal, or a combination of the two, and colored to blend perfectly with your smile. A dental bridge gives you the opportunity to permanently replace a missing tooth that may cause difficulty chewing, talking or even low self-esteem. There are many benefits that come with dental bridges, including:
- Fill out the gaps in your teeth that prevent you from smiling
- Improve your ability to chew on both sides of your mouth
- Enhance your facial features with a full smile
- Replace broken teeth with durable, permanent prosthetics
- Prevent your remaining teeth from shifting positions
- Distribute the force of biting and chewing evenly throughout your mouth
- Reduce or eliminate speech impediments
What To Expect From Your Dental Bridge Installation
Every dental bridge is customized to suit each patient’s individual needs. The bridge will be created to complement your smile so it blends in with your existing teeth. Here is what you can expect from your dental bridge installation:
Pre-Exam and Consultation — During your first appointment, Dr. Sadikoff will evaluate your smile and determine if a dental bridge is the right choice for you. If so, we’ll go over the costs with you and set up follow-up appointments for the actual bridge installation.
Preparing Your Smile For the Bridge — At your next appointment, the dentist will reduce the surface or your abutment teeth, the teeth that your bridge will be anchored to. We will then place a temporary bridge for you to wear while your permanent bridge is being constructed.
Placing Your Permanent Dental Bridge — Once your dental bridge is ready, you will return to the office to have it permanently placed into your mouth. The two crowns that fit over your abutment teeth will be secured, and there will be a new artificial tooth (known as the pontic) between them to fill in the gap in your smile.
Follow-Up — You will return for a follow-up appointment after your bridge has been installed to help us make sure that it fits properly and sits comfortably in your mouth. If everything goes well, you will only need to come back for your semi-annual cleanings!
Alternatives To Dental Bridges
At Clinton Dental Center, we believe in finding the best solution for each of our patients. If a dental bridge isn’t the best fit for your specific needs, we will go over other cosmetic dentistry options that may be better suited for you. Perhaps you are a candidate for partial dentures or porcelain veneers, or maybe you need invisible braces to realign your teeth. Whatever the case may be, we will work with you to determine the best solution for your smile and lifestyle.
Call Clinton Dental Center at (586) 949-5363 today to schedule your consultation for custom dental bridges.