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Dental Bridges – Ellington, CT

Enjoy a Full Smile Again

Female patient leaning back in dental chair and smiling When a tooth is missing, you should have it replaced as soon as possible. Our dentists at Zahner Dental can help you figure out the best strategy for filling in the gap in your smile; in many cases, we may recommend dental bridges, which make it possible to fill in the gaps in your grin in a natural-looking way. Ready to enjoy a complete set of teeth again? Feel free to contact us to learn more about dental bridges.

Why Choose Zahner Dental for Dental Bridges?

  • In-Office Dental Implant Placement
  • Long-Lasting, Natural-Looking Materials
  • State-of-the-Art Technology

What is a Dental Bridge?

Close-up of a dental bridge in Ellington, CT

A dental bridge is a type of prosthesis that is created by combining a pair of dental crowns with one or more replacement teeth known as pontics. The pontics are suspended between the crowns, which are anchored to the natural teeth adjacent to the gap that needs to be filled. The pontics will act as your new teeth, and they will be carefully customized to blend in with the rest of your smile.

Types of Dental Bridges

Illustration of a dental bridge in Ellington, CT for lower arch

Sometimes a traditional dental bridge may be a good fit for you, but in other cases, you might benefit more from an implant bridge. We can help you figure out the best choice for your smile by examining your mouth and considering your unique circumstances.

Traditional Dental Bridge

You may be a candidate for a traditional dental bridge if you have lost one or more teeth. Traditional dental bridges rely on natural teeth for support; as such, we will need to confirm that the teeth next to the gap in question are in good enough shape for the job.

Implant Bridge

When three or more teeth in a row are missing, you may be able to replace them all at once with a dental bridge anchored to a pair of implant posts. Dental implants must be surgically placed in your jaw, and a certain level of bone density is required to ensure their success.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Bridge

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  • Once your dental bridge is in place, it can stop your remaining teeth from drifting out of alignment.
  • Dental bridges can be made out of materials that closely resemble real tooth enamel.
  • Caring for a dental bridge is not much different from caring for the rest of your smile.
  • Some dental bridges can last as long as 15 years depending on the care they receive.