Dental Bridge

We help dental patients get their confidence back.
When tooth loss becomes an issue that you face, it's important that you seriously consider tooth replacement right away.

Reasons for Tooth Replacement:
•  Restore your smile
•  Improve your ability to speak and chew like normal
•  Maintain your normal face shape
•  Fill in the spaces left by missing teeth
•  Prevent a change in your bite
•  Protect your existing teeth from damage
•  Upgrade from removable dentures

The benefits of tooth replacement outweigh the cost by such a wide margin that tooth replacement makes sense in any way that you look at it. Whether you are considering dental implants, dentures, or a bridge, tooth replacement is always worth it.

What is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a fixed dental restoration that will work to restore the space where one or more teeth are missing, while being cosmetic as well. A bridge is a structure that bridges the gap between one to four artificial teeth which are anchored in place by natural teeth, crowns or implants on each side of the bridge. Dental bridges require at least two stable anchor points: these can be healthy, natural teeth that we alter to support the bridge, or they can be dental implant supported, or a combination of each. A bridge is non-removable, so it will become a permanent part of your smile. There are many different types of bridges, and we can help you choose the option that fits your custom dental needs.

A traditional bridge is the most common type of bridge that is used to improve tooth loss, and it is made to match your natural tooth color. The materials chosen are based on structural requirements, wear and esthetics.

Getting Your Fixed Bridge

Implant bridge rendering from The Elmwood Dental Group LLC
The process of getting your bridge will generally require at least two appointments with the dentists at the The Elmwood Dental Group LLC. Your teeth will be numbed to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure, and the anchoring teeth will then be prepared by having a thin portion of the enamel removed in order to make room for a crown. Molds will be made of your teeth to be sent into a dental lab, and the bridge is fabricated at this facility. You may also be able to wear a temporary bridge until your follow-up appointment, which will usually be scheduled three-four weeks after the initial visit.

At your next visit, we'll remove your temporary bridge, and the new bridge will be checked for proper fit. Once it is determined that the appliance is ready, it will be bonded or cemented into place.

Caring for Your Dental Bridge

Bridges are created to be highly durable, and with proper home care and routine cleanings, they can last for many years. However, even normal wear can require them to need replacement, so be sure to follow-up with your dentist regularly to ensure that your appliance is still in good shape. You should also be sure to floss and brush properly in order to keep your remaining teeth healthy and avoid future tooth loss.

At The Elmwood Dental Group LLC, our office is both parking and wheel chair accessible.
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1132 New Britain Ave
West Hartford, CT 06110-2421

Located 5 minutes from Blue Back Square & Westfarms Mall

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