Dental Bridges

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Several types of dental bridges available

Missing teeth can negatively affect a person’s ability to speak, eat, and maintain good dental health. Dental bridges, like implants and partial dentures, are used to replace missing teeth. There are several types of dental bridges available based on your needs.

A dental bridge can be made using porcelain, gold, or a combination of these materials, and must be precisely engineered to fit your natural smile and bite. Fitting a dental bridge usually takes two appointments to complete.

One of our dentists at Louisville Dental Associates will first prepare the teeth on either side of the space, take a scan of the teeth, and send it to a dental lab. Between appointments, a temporary bridge will be provided for protection until the permanent bridge arrives.

Good daily dental habits of brushing and flossing will keep the bridge and surrounding teeth clean. Good dental care of these teeth is critically important, as the bridge relies on the neighboring teeth for support.