Dental bridges are an effective solution for replacing missing teeth, restoring the function, aesthetics, and balance of your smile. They consist of one or more artificial teeth, called pontics, which are supported by dental crowns on the adjacent natural teeth, known as abutment teeth.

Indications for dental bridges include:

  1. Replacing one or more missing teeth
  2. Restoring the ability to chew and speak properly
  3. Maintaining the shape of the face and preventing sagging
  4. Distributing the bite force evenly
  5. Preventing remaining teeth from shifting out of position

Dr. Triplett will assess your specific needs and determine the most suitable type of dental bridge, considering factors such as the location and size of the gap, the condition of the adjacent teeth, and your aesthetic preferences.

The dental bridge procedure typically involves two appointments. During the first visit, the abutment teeth are prepared by removing a portion of enamel to accommodate the crowns. Impressions of the prepared teeth are taken and sent to a dental lab, where the bridge is crafted. A temporary bridge is placed to protect the teeth while the permanent one is being made. At the second appointment, the custom bridge is cemented into place, ensuring proper fit, comfort, and aesthetics.

At Trident Smile Studio, we are committed to providing high-quality dental bridges that not only restore your smile but also improve your overall oral health, function, and confidence.