What is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a restoration that helps to replace one or more missing natural teeth. The bridge attaches permanently to surrounding teeth, so it won't need to be removed and cleaned like a prosthetic appliance. Bridgework is specifically made for each patient, providing a natural and realistic appearance. Most fixed bridges can last for many years before they'll need to be replaced completely.

We make our bridges here at Rio Dental Studio, ensuring that they fit perfectly and that the color matches your natural teeth.

Why would a Dental Bridge be needed?

You may consider a bridge if you have a missing tooth.

Who is a candidate for a Dental Bridge?

Bridges are an excellent option if you want to avoid having surgeries,  if you are not a good candidate for implants, if you want a cheaper option and if you do not want to wear removable dentures.

What happens during the Dental Bridge Procedure?

The procedure begins with a local anesthetic to numb one area of the mouth. The doctor will shape the surrounding teeth to fir to the bridge. This will help to make room for the new fixed bridge. Impressions are then taken and will be used to create both a temporary and permanent bridge. You'll go home with the temporary one in place and will need to come back for a second appointment for the permanent. The temporary bridge is removed and the permanent one placed securely using a dental-grade adhesive. We polish and adjust the new bridge and provide you with instructions on how to brush and floss around it. Maintenance is required and will be done with your periodic cleaning every 6 months.

If you think you might benefit from a dental bridge, call our office today so that our helpful staff members can further assist you.