Dental Bridges – New Bedford, MA

Replace Several Missing Teeth All at Once

a patient visiting her dentist in New Bedford, MA

If you’re struggling with tooth loss, you aren’t alone; several million Americans deal with this issue! But fortunately, there are many tooth-replacement solutions these days, including dental bridges in New Bedford. They can effectively replace several missing teeth all at once while restoring your smile in terms of look and functionality! Continue reading to learn more about bridges and their benefits, or feel free to contact us for additional information or to schedule a visit.

Why Choose Sound Dentistry for Dental Bridges?

  • Beautiful, Natural-Looking Restorations
  • Durable, High-Quality Materials
  • Friendly and Experienced Dental Team

What Is a Dental Bridge?

a closeup of a dental bridge

Unlike a crown, which is intended to restore the structure and function of a damaged tooth, a dental bridge is a device that’s used to close the gap left behind from a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. It permanently anchors the artificial tooth (or teeth) to the adjacent, existing teeth and jaw, successfully filling in the open gap.

This restoration is critical in preventing teeth from drifting into this missing space and causing problems with your bite. Dental bridges are also natural-looking and don’t feel awkward or uncomfortable once they’ve been added.

Types of Dental Bridges

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The only way to determine which type of bridge is best for your smile is by visiting us for a consultation. We’re proud to offer traditional dental bridges and implant bridges; here’s a little more about what you can expect from each:

Traditional Dental Bridge

an illustration of a traditional dental bridge

For patients missing one or several teeth in a row, traditional dental bridges are one of the easiest ways to close the gap. First, we’ll place a dental crown on either side of the gap and “bridge” the space with pontics (artificial teeth), before cementing your restoration in place so that it remains there for many years to come.

Implant Bridge

an illustration of an implant bridge

While traditional dental bridges rely on healthy adjacent teeth for support, implant bridges are directly affixed to your jawbone with the assistance of dental implants. Due to this impressive level of stability, your restoration will have a much longer lifespan, feel more natural, and return more of your biting power!

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Bridge

a patient smiling and admiring her new dental bridge in New Bedford

There are several awesome benefits that patients will experience upon receiving a dental bridge, such as:

  • Bridges are a customized dental restoration that blend in with your natural smile.
  • They’re able to replace one, two, or several missing teeth in a row.
  • They restore and improve your chewing power.
  • They help prevent future misalignment issues.
  • They’re capable of lasting 10+ years with proper care, with implant bridges lasting even longer.