Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges in Old Greenwich, CT

Restore your smile’s functionality and aesthetics with our expert dental bridge services at Old Greenwich Dental Center. We understand the impact of missing teeth on your confidence and oral health. Our dedicated team is committed to providing personalized and effective dental bridge solutions, ensuring you can smile, speak, and eat with ease once again.

What Is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a prosthetic appliance designed to bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. It consists of artificial teeth, known as pontics, which are anchored to adjacent natural teeth or dental implants using dental crowns. These crowns hold the artificial tooth in place to effectively “bridge” gaps and create a seamless smile. As a relatively quick and affordable replacement option, tooth bridges are an excellent solution for restoring your smile’s appearance, improving oral function, and preventing adjacent teeth from shifting.

Crafting the Perfect Bridge

Our experienced dental team takes a meticulous approach to craft dental bridges that seamlessly blend with your natural teeth. The bridge creation begins with a comprehensive assessment. We’ll conduct a thorough examination of your oral health, including digital X-rays, to determine the most suitable bridge option for you. If the adjacent teeth will support the bridge, they are carefully prepared by removing a small amount of enamel to accommodate the dental crowns that anchor the pontic. Precise impressions of your teeth are taken to ensure a custom fit for your dental bridge While your permanent bridge is being crafted, a temporary bridge may be placed to protect your exposed teeth and maintain your oral function.

Once your permanent bridge is ready, typically in two to three weeks, we’ll ask you to return for a quick final fitting. We’ll set the bridge in place and make any adjustments needed for a perfect fit and shade match to your natural teeth. The bridge is then cemented into place for a lasting restoration and you can enjoy your new smile right away.

Dental Bridges vs Dental Implants

Choosing between dental bridges and implants is a decision based on your unique circumstances and preferences. Here are some of the advantages of dental bridges over dental implants worth considering:

  • Affordability: The upfront cost of dental bridges is often lower than implants. They’re also more likely to receive partial coverage from insurance plans as a restorative procedure.
  • Accessibility: Dental implants require a suitable level of jawbone density to support them. Dental bridges may be a more accessible option for those without sufficient bone strength for implants.
  • Less invasive: Dental bridges are non-surgical options that use surrounding teeth for support. If medical conditions restrict surgical options, dental bridges are an excellent alternative for tooth replacement.
  • Short treatment period: While implants include a more involved process, tooth bridges may be applied in just two visits over a couple of weeks.

During your consultation, we’ll discuss the benefits of each option so you’re confident you’re getting the right choice for you. Our goal is to provide you with all the information needed to make an informed decision that aligns with your oral health goals.

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Revitalize Your Smile

Ready to reclaim your confident smile and improve your oral function? Schedule a consultation with our prosthodontic specialists at Old Greenwich Dental Center to craft you the perfect bridge. We are dedicated to providing personalized, high-quality solutions that enhance your smile and overall well-being. Contact us today to take the first step toward a complete, shining smile.