6729 Lake Rd,
Windsor, WI 53598

Dental Bridges

Your teeth play an important role in speaking, chewing, and maintaining the proper alignment of other teeth. Replacing teeth as you lose them is necessary to maintain the function of your mouth. Our Drs. Endicott and Khan combat tooth loss by placing dental bridges.

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a device used to replace missing teeth by attaching artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth, also called abutment teeth. Bridges can be permanently attached (fixed bridges) or removable.

  • Fixed bridges are applied by placing crowns on abutment teeth or by bonding artificial teeth directly to the abutment teeth.
  • Removable bridges are attached to the teeth with metal clasps or precision attachments.

Your dental bridge will be constructed from gold alloys, non-precious alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials.

 

Postoperative care for a dental bridge

 

Bridge vs. Implant

Both a bridge and a dental implant are excellent solutions for replacing a missing and restoring function to the affected area. In most cases, both will require multiple appointments to complete. There are some differences between the two solutions that you will want to discuss with your dentist as you consider your treatment options. A bridge is a restoration that attaches a replacement tooth by using the teeth on either side of the missing tooth for support. The primary advantage of a bridge is the time it requires to fully complete. While an implant can take three to six months.

 

 

Why do I need a bridge?

Dental bridges are a good idea if you’re looking to improve oral functionality and appearance after losing a permanent tooth. A dental bridge helps support your lips and cheeks, preventing your mouth from sinking.

A missing tooth places unusual stress on the gums and other oral tissues, potentially causing a number of disorders. Increased risk of gum disease is one of the worst side effects of missing teeth, but this risk can be minimalized with a bridge.

Dental Bridge Procedure

The attachment procedure takes two appointments to complete. During your appointments, your dentist will:

  1. Prepare the teeth on either side of the gap by removing a portion of the enamel and dentin.
  2. Take impressions of your teeth to ensure your bridge is fabricated precisely to your bite.
  3. Cement the fixed bridge to the natural teeth to replace the lost tooth.

Caring for Your Dental Bridge

Taking proper care of your bridge is important to maintain good oral health and ensuring the longevity of your investment and the surrounding tissue. Just like your natural teeth, your bridge requires proper daily cleaning to maintain optimal health. If you have any questions or concerns, please promptly contact your Windsor Family Dental, we are here to help.

How long does a dental bridge last?

A dental bridge lasts anywhere from 5 to 15 years (Sometimes longer!). The longevity of your dental bridge greatly depends on your oral hygiene practices, if you clench your teeth, it is wise to consider night guard to protect your bridge.

Dental Bridge Cost

The cost varies with the size of the bridge and insurance coverage.  The cost will also vary with the material of your dental bridge. Your restorative dentist can help provide an estimate for your dental bridge during an appointment. We’re to provide an affordable payment plan for the procedure.

If you’re missing a tooth, contact our restorative dentists to schedule an appointment and bring back your smile confidence.

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Dr. Endicott and his team are wonderful! They go above and beyond to care for their patients with clear explanations and expertise, all while being thoughtful, professional, and personable. I can't imagine a more positive dental experience, no matter how complicated the issue. Thank you Dr. Endicott, Dana, Kristen, Kristi, Sue.

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Routine X-rays

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2 Regular Exams

2 Fluoride Treatments

Routine X-rays

1 Emergency Visit (includes exam & x-ray)

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2 Regular Exams

2 Fluoride Treatments

Routine X-rays

1 Emergency Visit (includes exam & x-ray)

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THIS IS NOT DENTAL INSURANCE. Cannot be combined with other insurance or discount plans. Membership plan is specific to one person and cannot be transferred. Covered services not used within the specified time period will not be carried over or transferred. Services will be provided at this location only. Membership plan will auto-renew each year on the renewal date. If a patient presents with periodontal infection, a personalized treatment plan will be presented at an additional cost. The perio plan is strictly for preventive maintenance care.