Missing teeth can impact not only your appearance but also your quality of life, making it difficult to eat comfortably and speak properly. If you are struggling with tooth loss, we provide traditional and implant-supported dental bridges to restore the aesthetics and function of your smile. To make this vital treatment affordable for our patients, we offer CareCredit® and flexible in-house financing to help with out-of-pocket expenses. For your convenience, our experienced dentists at White Pine Dental can perform all phases of your dental bridge treatment in our Murray, UT, office using advanced techniques and technology. As such, we can ensure the highest quality dental care from start to finish.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a prosthetic that replaces one or more missing teeth in a row. A bridge consists of an artificial tooth, nestled between two dental crowns. Our office offers both traditional dental bridges and implant-supported restorations. As these restorations are available in a variety of materials, including porcelain and metal, our doctors will work with you to choose the appropriate option for your unique needs.
To qualify for a traditional bridge, you must have one healthy tooth on each side of the gap caused by missing teeth. Your healthy teeth must be structurally sound, as they will be reshaped to support dental crowns.
As compared to a traditional bridge, an implant-supported bridge does not affect surrounding healthy teeth. Instead, the crowns are attached to dental implants, which are surgically embedded in the jawbone. This restoration offers all of the benefits of a traditional bridge, as well as added stability, security, and improved bone health. If you are receiving an implant-supported bridge, you will first need to undergo dental implant surgery to create a strong foundation for your prosthesis.