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Dental Bridges – Sarasota, FL

Bridging the Gaps in Your Grin

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Ideally, your natural teeth should last for the rest of your life. Sadly, you never know when an accident or a severe oral health problem could end up leaving you with empty space in your smile. Fortunately, with Dr. Hoffman’s help, it’s often possible to fill the gap in your grin with a beautiful, high-quality dental bridge that lets you chew, speak, and smile confidently again. If you’re interested in getting a dental bridge, step one is to give our office a call.

Why Choose Parkway Ridge Dental for Dental Bridges?

  • Carefully Personalized, Long-Lasting Crowns
  • Dentist with Over 3 Decades of Experience
  • Treatments Enhanced with the Latest Technology

What is a Dental Bridge?

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A dental bridge is a traditional form of tooth replacement that is recommended when either a single tooth or at least two consecutive teeth are missing. This type of dental prosthesis is made by suspending one or more prosthetic teeth called pontics between a pair of crowns. Once the crowns have been anchored to two of your remaining teeth, the pontics between them can fill the space, once again giving you a complete smile to show off.

Types of Dental Bridges 

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While traditional dental bridges remain a reliable tooth replacement option, many patients nowadays are choosing to get implant bridges instead. Which one should you get? We can help you make a decision after we’ve completed an examination of your mouth. In the meantime, here’s a brief look at both kinds of bridges.

Traditional Dental Bridge

A traditional dental bridge can be a good choice if only one or two teeth are missing. Before we can place this type of bridge, we need to confirm that the teeth on either side of the gap in question are strong enough to give the prosthesis the necessary support.

Implant Bridge

If at least three teeth in a row are missing, a pair of dental implants can be inserted into your jaw to act as artificial roots for a dental bridge. You’ll need to have an adequate amount of jawbone density in order to have dental implant surgery performed.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Bridge

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Generally speaking, no matter where a gap in your smile is located, it’s better to fill it with a dental bridge instead of leaving it alone. Below are just a few reasons why replacing missing teeth with a bridge can be beneficial:

  • Your teeth tend to drift when there’s empty space in your mouth, but you can avoid this issue by closing the gap with a dental bridge.
  • We can use natural-looking materials to make your bridge, and as such the final result will closely match the appearance of your natural teeth.
  • Caring for a dental bridge is relatively easy. You can give it the same kind of care that you give the rest of your smile (namely, regular brushing and flossing).
  • Dental bridges are quite durable and can last for up to 15 years depending on the care they receive.

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