Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges in St. Johns, FL

Dental bridges are an essential part of cosmetic dentistry and are a standard solution for missing teeth. They are usually made of porcelain and are attached to the adjacent teeth (known as abutment teeth) with dental crowns. At Vitalize Dental, Dr. Neal Patel and Dr. Alesia Apana fill in the space left by the missing teeth and restore the smile with teeth bridges. If you are considering dental bridges, contact our Jacksonville, FL, cosmetic dentists to discuss your tooth replacement options.

How It Works

There are different types of dental bridges, and Dr. Patel and Dr. Apana can advise you on the best option for you. They will also review dental bridge costs and help you decide which permanent fixture can improve your smile on your budget. If you weigh between a dental bridge vs. implant, the good news is that insurance is more likely to cover the cost of a dental bridge.

Once you have decided on the type of dental bridge, your dentist will remove teeth (if necessary), take imaging of your teeth, and prepare the teeth for the placement of the dental crowns. Lastlythey will place a temporary bridge while your dental bridge is fabricated to fit your smile.

Dental bridges usually take two or three dental visits to complete. However, the results are worth it! Dental bridges can help you enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile for many years.

When to Call the Dentist

Teeth bridges can be used to improve the function of the bite, fill gaps in the smile, and help prevent misalignment. If you’re missing a tooth or feel like you might benefit from pulling a tooth, contact our St. Johns, FL, dental office.

But not everyone is a candidate for dental bridges. The best candidates for dental bridges are those who have the following:

  • Good oral hygiene: Dental bridges require daily care and maintenance, and candidates must commit to good oral hygiene habits.
  • Strong teeth: The teeth adjacent to the gap left by the missing tooth or teeth need to be strong enough to support the dental bridge.
  • Healthy gums: Dental bridges require healthy gums to succeed. Candidates for dental bridges should have gum disease under control.
woman smiling after a visit to vitalize dental

Close the Gap with Dental Bridges in St. Johns, FL

At Vitalize Dental, Dr. Patel and Dr. Apana can fit a custom dental bridge to replace a single tooth or series of teeth. Call 904-730-1420 or conveniently schedule a consultation online for dental bridges in St. Johns, FL.