Dental Bridges in Birmingham, MI

What is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a tooth replacement solution used to fill gaps in your smile to improve its appearance and function. The replacement tooth in a dental bridge is called a pontic. Bridges can be held in place with dental crowns that are attached to the natural teeth at each end of the gap, or can be secured using dental implants.

During the procedure, Dr. Stone will reshape the neighboring teeth at each end of the gap to support the prosthetic and ensure a snug fit for your temporary crowns. Once your bridge is ready, you can return to our Birmingham dental office to complete your smile.

Reasons for a Dental Bridge

We recommend dental bridges for patients seeking an affordable, natural-looking restoration option. There are several benefits when choosing a bridge, such as:

  • Fill the space of missing teeth
  • Maintain natural face shape
  • Prevent remaining teeth from shifting position
  • Restore chewing and speaking ability
  • Restore the appearance of your smile

The Bridging Process

At Premier Birmingham Dentistry, Dr. Stone can complete your smile with a bridge in two or more visits and several simple steps:

  1. While your teeth are numb, we’ll prepare the two anchoring teeth by gently removing a portion of enamel to allow for a dental crown.
  2. Dr. Stone will make a highly accurate impression or mold, which will be sent to a dental laboratory where the bridge will be fabricated.
  3. We’ll also provide you with a temporary bridge that you’ll wear for several weeks until your bridge is ready.
  4. At your second appointment, we’ll carefully check, adjust, and cement your permanent bridge for a perfectly snug fit and a beautiful new smile.

In some cases, Dr. Stone may only temporary cement the bridge to allow your natural teeth and tissues time to get used to the new bridge. The new bridge will be permanently cemented at a later time if this is the recommended course of action.

Frequently Asked Questions

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If you’re missing several neighboring teeth, a dental bridge is a great way to restore the look, feel, and function of your smile. Contact our Birmingham office at (248) 644-8520 or fill out an online contact form to schedule a consultation with Dr. Stone.

Premier Birmingham Dentistry

751 Chestnut St Ste 204
Birmingham, MI 48009

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