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Dental Bridge Atlanta, GA

If you have missing teeth, we have several options to restore your smile. Depending on your tooth loss, you may be a candidate for dental bridges. Dr. Maria Benefield will carefully match the bridge to fit the original tooth, helping provide a stable foundation for a brilliant smile. We invite you to call Sandy Springs Dentistry at 404-252-1216 to schedule a consultation or learn more about dental crowns and bridges in Atlanta or Sandy Springs, Georgia.

Dental bridges are one of the most common restorative dentistry treatments for replacing and restoring missing or damaged teeth. During your initial consultation at our office, our dentist will carefully examine your mouth to determine if this treatment is a good option for you.

Dental Bridge in Atlanta, GA

Dental Bridges in Atlanta, GA

Dental bridges are replacements for missing teeth. When you lose a tooth, your remaining teeth can shift out of position, causing you to develop a bad bite and making it more difficult for you to chew and speak normally. A dental bridge will literally “bridge” the gap in your smile to keep your teeth in the correct position, maintain a healthy bite, and give you back a beautiful smile.

Dental bridges are typically anchored in place by crowns attached to the teeth on either side of the prosthetic tooth but may also be supported by a dental implant.

The Dental Bridge Process

The process of getting a dental bridge typically involves several steps.

Initial Consultation: The process begins with an initial consultation with Dr. Benefield. She will examine your teeth, gums, and overall oral health. We may also take X-rays or other imaging to assess the condition of your teeth and jawbone. Then, we will discuss your options for tooth replacement. This helps determine if a dental bridge is the right choice for you. 

Treatment Planning: If a dental bridge is best for you, we will create a plan based on your needs and goals. We will consider the number of missing teeth, the location of the gap, and the condition of your adjacent teeth. 

Tooth Preparation: To prepare for the bridge, we will prepare the teeth on either side of the gap. These teeth will be reshaped to make room for the dental crowns that will hold the bridge in place. This means we will remove a portion of the enamel to place the crown without adding bulk to the teeth. 

Impressions: Once we prepare your teeth, we will take impressions of your teeth and gap. These impressions help us create a precise mold for the dental bridge, ensuring a custom fit. 

Bridge Creation: We will send the impressions to a dental lab where skilled technicians will create your custom bridge.

Bridge Fitting: the dentist will check the look and fit of the bridge. They will make any necessary adjustments to ensure proper alignment and bite. When the bridge fits perfectly, we will permanently cement or bond it into place.