Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges in Montgomery, AL

Have you lost teeth and are trying to see what treatment is appropriate? Or does your existing bridgework present problems because it is worn down or broken? At Bell Road Family Dentistry, we provide bridges in Montgomery, AL, to help ensure your bite function and health are good.

Crowns and bridges are common dental procedures we do in our office. Missing or damaged teeth will likely contribute to functional, health, and cosmetic concerns. You need to see a dentist in Montgomery, AL, who is well-versed in performing this dental work. Dr. Brandt Smith is qualified to place dental bridges, among other restorations.

What are Dental Bridges?

A dental bridge is a restoration that bridges the space or gap formed by missing teeth. It comprises one or several crowns fitted on the teeth found on either side of the space where the missing teeth used to rest. A false tooth is suspended between the crowns to occupy the space of the lost teeth.

The false teeth are called pontics and are fabricated of porcelain, alloys, gold, or a combination of the materials. Tooth bridges get their support from the nearby natural teeth, but sometimes, dental implants can be used to support the bridgework. Different dental bridges in Montgomery, AL, are available, including traditional, cantilever, and Maryland-bonded bridges.

Getting a Dental Bridge

Our dentist near you will prepare the abutment teeth. These are the teeth that will support the bridgework. The supportive crowns of the bridgework are fitted on these teeth. The dentist recontours the teeth to remove some parts to make space for the crowns to be mounted over them.

Your mouth impressions help construct the pontic, bridge, and crowns. While the final bridge is fabricated, you receive a provisional bridge to protect the exposed gums and teeth.

On the second visit, the dentist removes the provisional bridge, and the new metal or porcelain bridge is mounted. Our dental bridges near you can last roughly 15 years.

Visit Bell Road Family Dentistry to let Dr. Brandt Smith evaluate you for dental bridgework!