What are dental bridges?

A missing tooth can damage your confidence and impact the function of your bite. Neighboring teeth can shift position or be more vulnerable to decay, chipping, and cracking.

Bridges replace missing teeth by using the two teeth on either side of the gap as support. Because the bridge is permanently attached, it also strengthens the supporting teeth. If you have a missing tooth, a bridge can be a cost-effective alternative to dental implants.

The Process

Getting a bridge involves two appointments. At your first appointment, we’ll gently re-shape the teeth on either side of the gap to allow room for a crown to be fitted over them. Next, we’ll take impressions of your teeth to send to our lab, in order to make your new high-quality crowns and bridge. Once this is done, we’ll call you back in for your second appointment to fit your bridge.

Wondering if a bridge is right for you? Every individual is different, so at Dental Planet, we offer a free Smile Consultation with one of our skilled dental professionals. During this consultation, they’ll let you know if a bridge is a good option for you, answer any questions you have about the treatment, and highlight the advantages a bridge may offer you.