Dental Bridges – Wesley Chapel, FL

Strong & Sturdy Tooth Replacement

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If you have lost one or more teeth, our Wesley Chapel dental team is ready to help you explore your options for strong and sturdy tooth replacement. After an examination, we might recommend that you receive a dental bridge. We offer a couple of different types of bridges, both of which can provide pleasing aesthetics and reliable function. Get in touch with our friendly staff today to request a consultation. We look forward to helping you rebuild your smile!

Why Choose Kaizen Family Dentistry for Dental Bridges?

  • Beautiful, Lifelike Restorations
  • Traditional & Implant Bridges Available
  • Strong & Long-Lasting Tooth Replacement

What Is a Dental Bridge?

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A dental bridge is a multi-unit prosthetic that replaces one or more teeth. The most common type of bridge, called a traditional or fixed bridge, has a crown on each side. The crowns get attached to the abutment teeth (the teeth next to the empty space). One or more pontics (artificial teeth) “bridge” the gap between the crowns, effectively replacing the lost dentition.

Bridges are usually made to replace 1 – 5 missing teeth in a row. Of course, this depends on the type of bridge and other factors.

Types of Dental Bridges

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We offer multiple types of dental bridges. In addition to traditional bridges, we also offer implant bridges. During your consultation, we will discuss the details of your case and learn about your personal preferences. From there, we will be able to design a custom treatment plan that works with your budget and greatly enhances your oral function. Whichever type of bridge you receive, you can be confident that it will support your oral health and maybe even improve your quality of life!

Traditional Dental Bridges

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Traditional dental bridges are popular for a few reasons: They tend to be cost-effective, they can be made of lifelike materials, and they have the potential to last for 10 years or longer. Their biggest downside is that they require that the abutment teeth be modified in order to fit well beneath their crowns. Usually, traditional bridges are used to replace 1 – 3 missing teeth.

Implant Bridges

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Instead of relying on the abutment teeth for support, an implant bridge is anchored in the jawbone via prosthetic tooth roots (dental implants). Usually, implant bridges are used to replace 3 – 5 missing teeth in a row. They do not require any modification of nearby teeth and have the potential to last for decades.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Bridge

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Getting a dental bridge comes with a number of potential benefits:

  • Prevent dental drift. A bridge can serve as a placeholder that prevents the nearby teeth from drifting out of place and leading to a misaligned bite.
  • Improved aesthetics. A metal-free dental bridge can look incredibly natural and improve your confidence in your smile.
  • Strong function. Bridges can stand up to a wide variety of foods, including relatively tough items.
  • Easy maintenance. Bridges are fixed in the mouth, so in many ways, caring for them is just like caring for natural teeth.

Are you eager to learn more about dental bridges? Call our office today. Our team would love to speak with you!