Dental Bridges

The bridge can be created from several distinct materials, including gold, alloys, or porcelain. Porcelain is the material of choice for replacing a f...

At Lafayette Dental Group, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive dental solutions, including high-quality dental bridges. Our commitment to excellence and patient-centered care makes us your top destination for dental bridges in the region. Let's explore the world of dental bridges and the exceptional services we offer.

Introduction to Dental Bridges  

Dental bridges are an essential restorative option for individuals with missing teeth. They are designed to bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth, offering both functional and aesthetic benefits. By anchoring artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth or dental implants, dental bridges provide a stable and natural-looking solution as tooth replacement bridges.  

Type of Dental Bridges  

Here are common types of dental bridges you need to know: 

  • Fixed Dental Bridges 

This conventional bridge type involves creating a crown for the implant or tooth on each side of the missing tooth. It is a popular choice when natural teeth surround the gap on both sides. 

  • Implant-supported Bridge 

This type of bridge offers exceptional stability and does not rely on adjacent teeth for support utilizing dental implants as anchors. It is a preferred option for individuals with multiple missing teeth and provides long-term reliability.  

  • Composite Bridge  

These bridges use a framework or wings attached to the abutment teeth. They are often used to replace front teeth and offer a conservative approach to restoration. 

Advantages of Dental Bridges  

Here are the key advantages of dental bridge restoration to know: 

  • Dental bridges effectively restore the appearance and function of the smile by filling in gaps left by missing teeth. 
  • Bridges help prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting out of position, maintaining proper dental alignment.  
  • Dental bridges contribute to maintaining the natural shape of the face by providing support and structure in areas of tooth loss. 

Our Dental Bridge Placement Process  

Our comprehensive dental bridge placement process involves several key stages: 

  1. Consultation: During this consultation, our expert and experienced dental team will assess your oral health and discuss your specific needs and treatment options. 
  2. Treatment Planning: A personalized treatment plan will be developed to address your unique dental concerns and restoration goals. 
  3. Abutment Teeth Preparation: If traditional bridges are chosen, the abutment teeth will be prepared by reshaping them to accommodate the crowns. 
  4. Impressions and Temporary Bridges Placement: Impressions of your teeth will be taken to create custom bridges, and temporary bridges may be placed to protect the exposed teeth. 
  5. Fabrication of Dental Bridges: The custom dental bridges will be meticulously fabricated to ensure a precise fit and natural appearance. 
  6. Fitting Permanent Tooth Bridges: Once the bridges are ready, they will be carefully fitted and adjusted to achieve optimal comfort and functionality. 
  7. Final Adjustments: Our team will make any necessary final adjustments to ensure that your dental bridges provide a seamless and comfortable fit. 

That’s all for our bridge-supported restorations procedure.  

Dental Bridge Aftercare and Maintenance  

Proper aftercare and maintenance are essential for long-term success following the placement of dental bridges. Our dental professionals will provide detailed guidance on oral hygiene practices, regular dental check-ups, etc. They will provide you any specific care instructions to ensure the longevity of your dental bridges. 


Do dental bridges prevent teeth from shifting?  

Yes, dental bridges help prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting out of position, maintaining proper dental alignment. 

Can dental bridges restore the ability to properly chew and speak?  

Yes, dental bridges effectively restore the ability to chew and speak, enhancing overall oral function and comfort. 

At Lafayette Dental Group, we are committed to providing personalized care and exceptional dental bridge solutions to restore your smile and oral health. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.  

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