Fixed Dental Bridge

Replaces one or more missing teeth to help restore function and or aesthetics.

Partial Dental Restoration

fixed dental bridge before afterWhen teeth are lost, there are three options for replacement: a cemented dental bridge, a dental implant, or a partial denture.

A cemented dental bridge replaces one or more missing teeth to help restore function and or aesthetics. A cemented bridge generally requires at least one tooth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth to provide the attachment and support for the bridge. First, the teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth are prepared for crowns. A dental laboratory then creates a bridge. The teeth with the crowns serve as “abutments” to the bridge, and the missing teeth that occupy the space between the abutments are called pontics. The bridge connects all of the teeth, abutments, and pontics.

A bridge is beneficial because it restores function and aesthetics where needed. Losing teeth may cause several problems, including loss of chewing effectiveness, increased stress on the remaining teeth, and shifting adjacent teeth. A cemented bridge is typically made in two visits, the first being the preparation appointment and the second being the bridge insertion.

Why Choose a Fixed Dental Bridge?

When the jawbone is compromised and will not support a dental implant, or the patient desires not to undergo implant surgery, a fixed dental bridge offers a good solution for some patients who are missing one or more teeth in a span.

A partial denture may be a better option for patients with no supporting tooth structure or where the number of missing teeth in a span is too great.

Learn more about dental restorations and what’s right for you.

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3165 S Alma School Rd, Ste 26
Chandler, AZ 85248
Office: (480) 855-1994

Office Hours
Monday7:00AM – 4:00PM
Tuesday7:00AM – 4:00PM
Wednesday7:00AM – 4:00PM
Thursday7:00AM – 4:00PM
Friday7:00AM – 4:00PM

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