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A dental bridge is an easy way to enjoy a complete smile.

Is your smile flawed by gaps and spaces between teeth? Are you missing one or more permanent teeth? Because a full smile is attractive and healthy, Dr. Bryce E. Justesen may recommend a dental bridge in Mesa, Arizona. A dental bridge is an appliance that closes the gaps caused by missing teeth. A bridge consists of dental crowns that are placed on the teeth on either side of the gap, which are the abutment teeth. The dental lab will attach a replacement tooth between the crowns. Dental bridges have many advantages for you and your smile. They can:

  • Restore the beauty and functionality of your smile
  • Restore your ability to chew and speak properly
  • Maintain your face shape
  • Properly distribute your bite
  • Keep your natural teeth from drifting out of place

The Dental Bridge Process

To place a dental bridge, our Mesa dentist will first prepare your abutment teeth by removing a small amount of tooth enamel. This allows room for the dental bridge in your smile. First, the dentist will take impressions of your teeth so that the lab can make your custom dental bridge. When your dental bridge is complete, our dentist will place it in your mouth to check the fit. After the dentist makes any necessary adjustments, he will permanently cement the dental bridge in place.

To learn more and to schedule a visit, please contact our dental office.