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Dental Bridges – Flint, MI

Bridge the Gap in Your Smile with a Customized Prosthetic

No matter how many teeth you’re missing, having gaps in your smile can have a drastic impact on your confidence, oral health, and comfortability as you go through your day-to-day life. Whether you’re having difficulty eating, speaking, or smiling with pride due to tooth loss, our team at Healthy Smiles Dental Care offers multiple custom-tailored treatments to rebuild the function and look of your grin. Call our office today to learn more about dental bridges in Flint and how they may be able to help you.

Why Choose Healthy Smiles Dental Care for Dental Bridges?

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What is a Dental Bridge?

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A dental bridge is a dental restoration that’s comprised of two different parts that are fused together: dental crowns that anchor the entire prosthetic in place, and free-standing replacement teeth called pontics. Both of these components can be crafted from a variety of materials that are custom shaped and shaded to be virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth, like porcelain and ceramic. They’re specially designed to replace anywhere from one to four consecutive missing teeth and can be attached to dental implants for added stability and strength.

Types of Dental Bridges

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Depending on your personal preferences and smile and aesthetic goals, you will be able to decide between two different types of dental bridges in Flint. Our dentists will walk you through what each process would look like to help you choose the one that’s best for you.

Traditional Bridge

Traditional bridges are anchored to the smile with two dental crowns attached to either end of the pontics. Before your bridge arrives, your dentist will prepare the two teeth at either end of the gap in your smile by removing a small amount of tooth enamel. This will allow the crowns to fit seamlessly atop the teeth and anchor the restoration within the mouth.

Implant Bridge

Unlike traditional bridges, implant bridges aren’t secured to your existing teeth. Instead, they’ll be anchored to two dental implants that are surgically placed below the gumline and into the jawbone at either edge of the space in your arch. This allows them to function like your natural tooth roots, providing stimulation and blood flow to the area to keep the bone from deteriorating over time. Additionally, implant bridges have much longer lifespans of around 25 or more years.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Bridge

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Regardless of what type of dental bridge you get, you’ll be able to enjoy a wide variety of benefits by restoring your smile, including: