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Dental Bridges – Wakefield, MA

Bridge the Gap with Beautiful Restorations

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Missing one or several teeth in a row can significantly detract from your smile’s appearance. Thankfully, modern dental bridges are lifelike enough to go unnoticed by observers, comfortable enough for their wearers to forget that they’re there, and durable enough to last for fifteen years or more with excellent care. Here’s a brief guide to how Dr. Schumacher can use a dental bridge to restore your smile and prevent dental drift and gum disease. Contact our office to learn more!

Why Choose Schumacher Dental for Dental Bridges?

  • Experienced and Compassionate Dentist
  • Bridges Customized for Each Patient
  • Dental Insurance Welcome

What Is a Dental Bridge?

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Dental bridges are restorative appliances that can replace one or several consecutive teeth with beautiful and functional dental crowns. This treatment can improve nutrition and prevent dental injury by restoring lost chewing ability while also preventing gum disease by protecting the soft tissues along the arch. The materials used ensure that these restorations are strong, beautiful, and able to last for fifteen years or more with proper care. Best of all, nearly anyone can be a good candidate for dental bridges if they have healthy teeth on either side of the gap in their smile or sufficient bone mass in their jaw to host dental implants.

Types of Dental Bridges

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During your consultation with Dr. Schumacher, he will thoroughly inspect your teeth and ask about your goals to determine which type of bridge would work best for you. Based on his findings, he may recommend:

Traditional Dental Bridge

Traditional bridge

Traditional dental bridges are anchored in place by dental crowns cemented to the healthy teeth on either side of the gap. These crowns will support one or a line of several artificial teeth between them, creating a beautiful and durable restoration.

Implant Bridge

Implant bridge

An implant bridge is supported with dental implants placed in the jawbone rather than crowns placed on neighboring teeth. This creates a sturdier hold and requires no alteration of the healthy tissue of existing teeth.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Bridge

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Dentists typically recommend that patients replace lost teeth as soon as possible to maintain their oral health. A few of the benefits dental bridges can carry include:

  • Maintaining the alignment of your smile by preventing dental drift
  • Requiring only an easy cleaning routine
  • Enjoying a beautiful and lifelike smile
  • Preserving your jawbone with implant bridges
  • Results that can last for fifteen years with traditional bridges or thirty-five years or more with implant bridges