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Dental Bridge
Tempe, AZ


Illustration of a three-tooth dental bridge being placed on prepared teeth at A Great Smile Arizona in Tempe, ArizonaA dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is one of the traditional dental methods for replacing missing teeth.

The type of bridge used most often is called a fixed bridge, and consists of two dental crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached on either side of the artificial teeth (pontics), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years with proper home care; however, they may need to be replaced or re-cemented due to normal wear.

Reasons for a Fixed Bridge


•  Fill the space left by missing teeth
•  Maintain facial shape
•  Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
•  Restore chewing and speaking ability
•  Restore your smile
•  Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance

What Does a Fixed Bridge Involve?


Getting a bridge usually requires two or more visits with Dr. Thomas at A Great Smile Arizona. While the teeth are numb, the two anchoring teeth are prepared by removing a portion of enamel to allow for a crown. Next, a highly accurate impression (mold) is made which will be sent to a dental laboratory where the bridge will be fabricated. In addition, a temporary bridge will be made and worn for about two weeks until your next appointment.

At the second visit, your bridge will be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented to achieve a proper fit and comfortable bite.

You will receive care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment. Proper brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new bridge.

Call us at (480) 672-0007 to schedule your appointment with us today!

Location
2700 S. Rural Road
Tempe, AZ 85282-3847

Office Hours
Monday: 7am - 4pm
Tuesday: 9am - 6pm
Wednesday: 7am - 4pm
Thursday: 9am - 6pm
Friday: 9am - 1pm


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Dental Bridges - Tempe, AZ | A Great Smile Arizona
Looking to replace missing teeth? Our dental bridges are highly durable and considered an upgrade from partial dentures.
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