Dental Bridges Specialist

Canyon Dental Group

Dentistry & Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist & Dental Implant Provider located in Tucson, AZ

If you’re missing one or more teeth, dental bridges help to restore your smile. At Canyon Dental Group, Karen Randall, DMD, creates bridges to boost your self-confidence and protect your oral health. Without a bridge, your remaining teeth may shift out of place. If you’re looking for a long-term solution for missing teeth, call the office in Tucson, Arizona, today or book a consultation online.

Dental Bridges Q&A

What is the purpose of a dental bridge?

A dental bridge helps to restore your smile if you’re missing one or more teeth. The device is typically made out of gold, porcelain, alloys, or a combination of these materials and created to look like natural teeth.

As the name implies, the bridge “bridges” the gap where your teeth are missing. A bridge is a long-term solution to replace missing teeth.

How does a dental bridge work?

A bridge stays in place in a couple of ways. It may be cemented to:

  • Your natural teeth
  • Other dental implants
  • A combination of both your own teeth and implants

When you come to see Dr. Randall for a consultation, she discusses your options to hold the bridge in place.

What are the benefits of bridges?

Bridges are a long-term solution to restore your smile. They help:

  • Give you a better bite
  • Maintain the natural shape of your face
  • Improve the alignment, appearance, and shape of your smile
  • Improve your speech and pronunciation

Bridges also help to prevent unnatural shifting of your natural teeth.

How long do bridges last?

Bridges are long-lasting, remaining in your mouth for 5-7 years on average. Good dental care can boost the longevity of your bridge.

What is the process of getting a bridge?

Getting a bridge typically takes two stages. Your first visit to Dr. Randall involves preparing your teeth for your new bridge.

She takes photos and an impression of the space between your teeth and your surrounding area and sends the information to a dental lab. The lab creates a bridge to fit the precise dimensions of your mouth.

Your bridge is put in place during your second visit. It’s typically fixed in place with dental cement and anchored to the teeth on each side of the bridge.

To learn more about the benefits of a bridge for a new, improved smile, call Canyon Dental Group today or schedule a consultation online.