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Dental Bridges – New Haven, CT

Sturdy, Reliable Tooth Replacement

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If you have lost one or more teeth, you have a few different tooth replacement options in front of you. One of those options is a dental bridge. This type of restoration has already helped countless individuals to enjoy improved dental function and improved smile aesthetics. On this page, you will learn more about dental bridges and how we may be able to use one to help you say goodbye to many of the risks and inconveniences that are related to tooth loss.

Why Choose New Haven Dental Group for Dental Bridges?

What Is a Dental Bridge?

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A dental bridge is a multi-unit dental prosthetic. There are a few different types of bridges, but the most common is known as a fixed bridge, crown and bridge, or a traditional bridge. It has two crowns, which get attached to the teeth on either side of an empty space (the abutment teeth). The crowns support 1 – 3 artificial teeth between them, which “bridge” the gap.

How Do Dental Bridges Work?

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The process of placing a dental bridge usually takes place across two appointments. At the first appointment, we prepare the abutment teeth to support crowns. This means we must modify their shape so they fit well beneath the restoration. Then, we take an impression of the teeth. That impression serves as the basis for designing a custom restoration.

While a dental laboratory prepares your permanent bridge, you will a temporary one to protect your prepared teeth. When your permanent bridge is ready, we will verify its fit before we use dental cement to secure it in place.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

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Dental bridges offer many benefits, including:

Is a Dental Bridge Right for Me?

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If you have lost one or more teeth in a row, and your remaining natural teeth are strong enough to support crowns, a dental bridge may be ideal for you. However, many patients choose to receive implant-supported prosthetics instead. Dental implants prevent the need to modify the nearby teeth, and they provide bone health benefits that a traditional bridge does not.

Are you ready to learn more about dental bridges or our other restorative dentistry options? Contact the team at New Haven Dental today.

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(203) 488-0091 195 Montowese St.
Branford, CT
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