Dental Bridge

Dental Bridge | Bentsen, Goodrich and Taylor DentistsA dental bridge is a false tooth/teeth that “bridges” the gap between two teeth. A bridge is created by two or more dental crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap. Dental bridges can be supported by natural teeth or implants.

Why would I choose to have a dental bridge?

A dental bridge can help restore function and aesthetics in your mouth and smile. In particular it can help:

  • Restore your smile
  • Improve your ability to chew properly or speak
  • Maintain the shape of your face
  • Help even out the pressure in your bite
  • Prevent any remaining teeth from moving out of position

What process do we take to prepare and implant your dental bridge?

Firstly, we take time to prepare your anchor teeth (also called abutment teeth). Much like the dental crown procedure, we remove a portion of the enamel of your abutment teeth to make room for the dental crown.

Next, impressions of your teeth are made that will serve as the model for your implanted teeth. These impressions are sent to a lab to be manufactured as permanent implants. A temporary bridge will be put in place to protect any exposed teeth and gums in between visits. In the meantime, it is important to take proper care of your temporary bridge and crowns.

On your second visit, your temporary bridge will be taken off and replaced with your permanent bridge. Your permanent bridge will be cemented into place. We will check and adjust the bridge to create the best fit for your bite and mouth.

How should I care for my bridge?

It is important to continue excellent dental hygiene once your dental bridge is in place. You want to keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong by brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing every day and using an antiseptic mouthwash daily to help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. We further recommend to get your teeth cleaned and checked by a dentist every 6 months.

Office Location

532 North Elam Avenue, Suite B
Greensboro, NC 27403

Office Contact

Phone: 336.292.4331
Fax: 336.316.7022

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