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Dental Bridges – Indianapolis Family Dentistry, ST

Regain a Complete & Confident Smile!

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Are you one of the estimated 140 million Americans missing at least one permanent tooth? If you’re tired of living with missing teeth, come visit Indianapolis Family Dentistry! We can help you quickly regain a complete and confident smile with a custom-made dental bridge. These durable and reliable restorations will help make chewing and speaking easier and seamlessly blend in with the rest of your pearly whites. To learn more about dental bridges and discover if you’re a good candidate for one, give us a call today to schedule a consultation!

What Is a Dental Bridge?

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A dental bridge made out of several custom-made dental crowns that have been bonded together to make a single unit. The crowns on each end are carefully placed over the abutment teeth, which are the teeth on either side of where the missing tooth or teeth once were. The bridge securely fits in the open space, effectively bridging the gap in your smile seamlessly.

Types of Dental Bridges

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Depending on your unique needs and preferences, there are two different types of dental bridges you may be interested in:

Traditional Dental Bridges

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Traditional bridges fit over the remaining teeth on either side of the gap in your smile. Getting a traditional dental bridge will likely take only two quick appointments over the course of a few weeks. However, it is important to note that the abutment teeth will need to be slightly altered to make room for the dental bridge.

Implant Bridges

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Alternatively, you could have your dental bridge anchored in place with dental implants. Instead of relying on your natural teeth for support, an implant bridge sits on top of one or two small titanium posts that are set into the jawbone like the roots of a natural tooth. This tooth replacement option is the sturdiest and longest lasting, but it requires more time and a strong jawbone.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Bridge

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Traditional dental bridges are a classic and efficient method for replacing multiple missing teeth. They offer benefits like: