If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be struggling to eat and speak and may feel self-conscious about the gap in your smile.
Our Westfield, MA, practice provides both traditional and implant-supported dental bridges to repair patients' oral health.
Why are dental bridges such an effective treatment?
Restore Function & Aesthetics to Your Smile
Eat & Speak NaturallyA dental bridge can replace up to three missing teeth in a row. Closing the gap in your smile can restore natural function, allowing you to eat and speak properly.
Achieve Realistic Results
Dental bridges are made using natural-looking materials that are designed to fit seamlessly into your smile. Our doctors will carefully design your bridge for realistic results.
How does a dental bridge work?
There is no reason to feel embarrassed about tooth loss...
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Many Patients Need to Replace Teeth
*According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
Should I choose a traditional or implant-supported bridge?
Implant-Supported Dental Bridges Are Highly Recommended for Qualifying Patients
In addition to closing the gap in your smile, implant-supported dental bridges also prevent jawbone atrophy. Since bone recession contributes to further tooth loss, this is an invaluable benefit. Our doctors highly recommend that patients at our Westfield practice receive an implant-supported bridge if they qualify to help prevent the need for extensive restorative treatments. Additionally, by securing your bridge with implants, we will not need to alter the surrounding teeth to support crowns, preserving their strength and structural integrity. However, not every patient is a candidate for dental implants. During a consultation, your dentist can determine whether you have sufficient jawbone density for dental implant treatment.
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Ready to find out how a bridge or other restorative treatment can improve your health, appearance, and confidence? Our caring team is here to help you find the right tooth replacement solution for your needs.
Dental Bridge FAQs
What does a bridge consist of?
A bridge consists of pontics (fabricated teeth) that replace natural teeth that have been lost due to trauma or decay. Traditional bridges are held in place using dental crowns placed on adjacent teeth. Implant-supported bridges are attached to dental implants, eliminating the need to crown healthy teeth.
How long does it last?
A bridge can last five to 15 years with proper care. The better your oral hygiene, the longer your restoration will likely last. Just make sure to brush twice and floss at least once daily, and see your dentist every six months.
Are they expensive?
It depends. A full implant-supported denture made of premium materials will cost more than a traditional bridge made of the most affordable materials. However, if you have insurance, you can expect that your plan will contribute to at least a portion of the cost.
How is a dental bridge placed?