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Dental Bridges Sudbury, MA

Dental BridgeAn Overview

A dental bridge is used to replace missing teeth. A bridge can replace a single missing tooth or may be designed to replace several consecutive missing teeth.  A dental bridge is traditionally secured in place using the two adjacent teeth as stabilizing anchors.

Dr. Kerri Bourgeois helps patients choose the appropriate option for replacing their missing teeth. Replacing missing teeth is essential for restoring health and aesthetics to your smile after tooth loss. Dental bridges are custom designed to match the color and overall appearance of your natural teeth.

Implant Supported Dental Bridge

dental implant supported bridge model sudbury ma dentist A dental bridge can be secured using dental implants. Implants improve the function of the bite and help to protect the overall oral health of the patient. Dental implant supported dental bridges are less likely to slip out of place and help to support bone and gum health. Implant supported bridges also have the advantage of avoiding the removal of healthy tooth structure as necessary for a traditional bridge.

If you already wear a dental bridge, ask Dr. Bourgeois about the possibility of receiving dental implants to secure your bridge. For qualifying patients, dental implants can improve both the natural appearance of the smile and the health of the gums and jaw bone. Dental implants help to stimulate natural bone growth and prevent further regression of the jawline.

Dental Bridge What to Expect

If you have missing teeth Dr. Bourgeois can help you determine the best solution for your unique dental needs. A thorough oral health exam, bite analysis and medical history review will help Dr. Bourgeois determine the best treatment plan for replacing your missing teeth.

A traditional dental bridge is commonly recommended for patients seeking an economical option for tooth replacement. The dental bridge is made from high-quality dental ceramic and is custom designed to enhance your natural smile. The dental bridge will be fabricated to fit snugly and comfortably into your bite.

For a traditional dental bridge, the two adjacent teeth will be shaved down. The removal of some of the tooth structure is necessary to make room for the dental bridge. The bride will be designed to fit securely using the prepared teeth as anchors.

If implants are being used, Dr. Bourgeois will coordinate the surgical phase of your treatment with our partner and dental associate Dr. Bob Gauthier. Implants will be surgically placed and left to heal. Implants take 3-6 months to fully integrate with the jaw bone, forming a secure bond. During the healing process, most patients will be fitted with a temporary restoration. Once healed, the final dental bridge will be secured to the implants.