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Windsor, WI 53598

Dental Bridge Procedures in Windsor, WI

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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 and health of your mouth. One way Drs. Endicott, DeMatthew, and Zhao combat tooth loss for patients through affordable dental bridge procedures in Windsor, WI.

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Dental bridge procedures including 3 unit bridges in Windsor, WI

What is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a dental prosthesis or appliance used for tooth restoration, particularly for missing teeth. A bridge consists of artificial teeth, known as pontics, held in place by dental crowns or implants. These artificial teeth are typically made from materials like porcelain, ceramic, composite resin, or a form of alloy. Dental bridges can be either fixed, where they are permanently attached to adjacent teeth or implants, or removable for easier cleaning.

Most bridges are composed of three units where an artificial tooth is connected on each end to crowns. To hold the bridge in place, the crowns are placed over neighboring teeth.

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The Dental Bridge Procedure Process

The bridge 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 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.

 

Advantages of Bridges

  • Restored functionality and aesthetics
  • Improved speech capability
  • Maintained tooth alignment and bite
  • Preservation of facial structure
  • long-lasting solution
  • Non-removable option
  • Cost-effective
  • Fast treatment time

Types of Dental Bridges

Dental Bridge TypeDescriptionAvailability
Traditional Dental Bridge The most common type of dental bridge, where a false tooth (pontic) is held in place by dental crowns on the adjacent teeth. Fixed (F)
Cantilever Dental Bridge Type of dental bridge where the pontic is supported by a dental crown on only one side of the gap. Fixed (F)
Maryland Bonded Bridge Also known as a resin-bonded bridge, this bridge type uses a pontic held in place by metal or porcelain wings bonded to the back of the adjacent teeth. Fixed (F), Removable (R)
Implant-Supported Bridge This type involves placing dental implants into the jawbone to support the pontic, providing a secure and stable restoration. Fixed (F)
Composite Dental Bridge A bridge type that replaces lost teeth by using the teeth on each side of the gap. Composite bridges are low-risk, relatively affordable, and need little alteration for installation. Fixed (F) 
3-Unit Bridge A dental bridge type that replaces one missing tooth by connecting the pontic with two dental crowns placed on the adjacent natural teeth. Fixed (F)

Why Do I Need a Bridge?

Dental bridges are a good choice if you want to improve your mouth’s functionality and appearance after losing a permanent tooth. Missing teeth place unusual stress on the gums and other oral tissues, potentially causing a number of disorders like gum disease. A bridge helps support your lips and cheeks, preventing your mouth from sinking.

Am I a Candidate for Bridges?

Determining your candidacy for dental bridges is best done through a consultation with your dentist. Individuals with one or more missing teeth, good oral health, and healthy adjacent teeth are generally good candidates for bridges. Factors like gum health, bone density, and overall oral hygiene habits are also considered.

Dental Bridge Recovery & Aftercare

Taking proper care of your bridge maintains the surrounding tissue and ensures the longevity of your investment. Just like your natural teeth, your bridge requires proper daily cleaning for optimal health. See our dental bridge recovery and aftercare page to ensure the success and longevity of your new restoration.

Procedure Comparison: Dental Bridges vs Implants

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental bridges and dental implants are both viable options. Dental bridges vs. implants is a common decision you must make when replacing missing teeth. Both offer unique benefits depending on what tooth replacement better fits your goals. Dental bridges rely on neighboring teeth for support, whereas implants involve a surgical procedure to implant a tooth root in the jawbone as the foundation for the replacement tooth. The choice between a bridge and an implant depends on factors like oral health, bone density, personal preferences, and budget.

What is the Average Cost of a Dental Bridge?

The average cost for a bridge in Wisconsin is $750 to $1500 per tooth. The cost varies based on the size of the dental bridge, insurance coverage, and the material used.

Your restorative dentist will provide an estimate during pre-procedure consultations. Windsor offers affordable payment plans for tooth replacement procedures, including bridges. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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Windsor Family Dental provides restorative dentistry procedures to patients out of a number of Dane County and Columbia County cities including Madison, DeForest, Arlington, Waunakee, Sun Prairie, and more.

Dental Bridge FAQs

Who is a good candidate for a dental bridge?

Patients with one or more missing teeth who maintain good oral health, and possess healthy adjacent teeth are typically considered suitable candidates for dental bridges.

How many teeth can a dental bridge replace?

A dental bridge can replace a single missing tooth but is more commonly used to replace two to four teeth. For bridges replacing a larger amount of teeth, implants are often used as additional reinforcement.

Does getting a bridge for teeth hurt?

The dental bridge procedure is usually easy and pain-free. So you don't feel anything, your dentist will use a local anesthetic during the procedure to numb the area. You may experience pain or discomfort after the procedure and may be prescribed an analgesic.

Can teeth decay under a bridge?

Natural teeth under dental bridges are still susceptible to tooth decay, gum disease, cavities, and other oral health issues. Having a proper oral hygiene routine is important to prevent the build-up of plaque and bacteria underneath the bridge. Brush your teeth and bridge twice a day, floss once a day, and visit your dentist every six months to make your dental bridge last.

How long does a dental bridge last?

A dental bridge can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years. The lifespan of a dental bridge greatly depends on oral hygiene practices. If you clench or grind your teeth, consider a nightguard to protect your bridge.

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