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Carmel, IN

Dental bridges, also called fixed bridges, can be used to replace several missing natural teeth at once. Dental bridges are used to close the gap between teeth. They "bridge the gap" between two teeth.

Dental bridges, also called fixed bridges, can be used to replace several missing natural teeth at once. Dental bridges are used to close the gap between teeth. They "bridge the gap" between two teeth.

Dental bridges are a restoration option to replace missing teeth. Bridges are made up of two major parts. The first part is known as the pontic, which is a false tooth or a false crown.

If more than one tooth needs to be replaced, then multiple pontics are used. The second part of the dental bridge is the piece that holds the false tooth or pontic in place.

There are also several variations of fixed bridges that might be used to replace missing teeth. The type of bridge used will depend on how many teeth are missing, and the state of the surrounding teeth.

The staff at Northside Dental share a common philosophy and that is to treat you as a person first, as a patient second. We will acknowledge and prioritize your time, your comfort, any anxiety issues, your budget, and your lifestyle. We will work together as your teammate in developing and implementing your personalized dental treatment plan. We consider ourselves part of your health team as we focus on your oral health program. Call us today at 317-848-9838 to schedule an appointment for a dental bridge evaluation or stop in and say hi at 15026 Greyhound Ct. Carmel, IN 46032.   

Replacing one or more missing teeth is easily achieved using a dental bridge. If you are missing teeth you may feel self-conscious about your appearance, but the impact of a missing tooth goes beyond what someone sees when they smile.

Several problems can come because of missing teeth including additional tooth loss, decay, and more. Your neighboring teeth often drift into the open space, and your gums and surrounding tissue will become more susceptible to decay and disease.

We will work diligently for you in developing and implementing your personalized dental treatment plan.

We consider ourselves part of your team in your overall health program. Call us today at 317-848-9838 to schedule your appointment, fill out an online form, or stop in and say hi at 15026 Greyhound Ct. Carmel, IN 46032.   


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Candidate for a Dental Bridge?

Depending on how many teeth you are missing, and the state of your surrounding teeth, a dental bridge might be a good option for you. There are other dental treatments available for treating missing teeth including crowns, dental implants, and dentures. It is important to talk to your team at Northside Dental to understand your options when it comes to restoring the natural look and feel of teeth. Choosing the right solution for you is vital to ensure your teeth are healthy for years to come. 

The Different Dental Bridge Types

The most common version of a dental bridge involves using crowns on both sides of the new tooth, or pontic. These crowns are prepared as part of the bridge and basically create three or more new teeth in a row. Another type of dental bridge includes using metal or ceramic “wings” or bands that are fused onto the two neighboring teeth to create the new bridge and teeth. Both are viable solutions depending on the condition of the two existing teeth.

The Benefits of a Dental Bridge

The benefits of having a dental bridge far outweigh the risks. For example, having a bridge placed in the space where a tooth is missing will reduce the likelihood of a tooth moving into that space.

While the root space cannot be held, the physical space above the gumline can be maintained and reduce the movement of neighboring teeth. Another benefit of having a dental bridge includes the correction of your bite alignment, the proper contact of your teeth is essential to reducing the risk of jaw problems developing, pain and discomfort, the premature wearing of enamel and more.

Other benefits include the maintaining of the natural look of your face because missing teeth will cause the skin on your face to sag. This makes you look older than they are. Having a dental bridge placed will also help improve your self-esteem and self-confidence.

The Dental Bridge Procedure

The process of having a dental bridge placed in your mouth can be done in a few simple steps. The first step begins with the reshaping of the surrounding teeth to support the bridge. The second step is the making of either a physical or digital impression of your teeth so that our dental lab can fabricate the bridge.

The impression or digital scan will be sent to the dental lab, and in a few weeks a brand-new bridge will arrive at Northside Dental and be ready to place on your teeth. The dental bridge will be fitted to make sure it is the proper size, shape, color, and texture. Now we will secure the new bridge crowns to the two abutment teeth using dental bonding cement. This cement is final, and once the bridge is placed, it is a permanent restoration.

How are Dental Bridges Made?

Bridges will be made from several long-lasting materials such as porcelain or zirconia. The artificial crowns used to secure the bridge are usually made of porcelain; or you may opt for a metal alloy or even gold, depending on your preferences. Sometimes the lab will use glass with the porcelain mixtures to create a shine, like your natural teeth. Whatever the bridge pontics and crowns are made from, caring for them is essential to their longevity and durability.

Your Comfort and Your Care

Preventive dental care for you is an important part of the Northside Dental difference. We understand how difficult and inconvenient it often is to visit the dentist.  Therefore, we do our best to schedule your appointments when it is most convenient for you. Our entire team works diligently to ensure your appointment goes both quickly and smoothly. Our team goal is to be considered your family dentist. We embrace the opportunity to help you and your family maintain your oral health. As we welcome you into our clinic, we want you to feel at home. Call us today at 317-848-9838 to schedule your appointment for a possible dental bridge or stop in and say hi at 15026 Greyhound Ct. Carmel, IN 46032.   

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