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Dental Bridges

Greenwich Dentistry -  - Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Greenwich Dentistry

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Greenwich, CT

A missing tooth can diminish your quality of life and your self-confidence. If you desire a full set of beautiful teeth, dentists Sean Sutton, DDS, Mark Sutton, DDS, and their expert team at Greenwich Dentistry in Greenwich, Connecticut, offer dental bridges that look and function like natural teeth. Schedule an appointment with Greenwich Dentistry, serving Greenwich, Connecticut, and surrounding areas, by phone or online to learn more.

Dental Bridges Q&A



What are dental bridges?

Dental bridges available at Greenwich Dentistry are artificial teeth that fill in gaps left by missing or extracted teeth. They may consist of a custom-made tooth attached to two crowns on each side. Implant-supported bridges attach to metal posts your provider surgically implants into your jawbone.

What are the benefits of dental bridges?

Some of the many benefits associated with dental bridges include:

  • No more teeth gaps
  • Easier chewing
  • Clearer speech
  • More self-confidence
  • Better overall quality of life

Bridges look and feel just like natural teeth, perfecting your beautiful smile. They’re strong, long-lasting, and aesthetically pleasing.

Are dental bridges right for me?

To find out if a bridge is the right dental restoration for you, Greenwich Dentistry providers review your dental history, complete an exam, and take dental X-rays. If you have a severely decayed tooth, you may require extraction prior to bridge placement. Your dentist lets you know which type of bridge matches your needs and desired outcome.

What should I expect during bridge placement?

When you arrive at Greenwich Dentistry for bridge placement, you relax in a comfortable dental chair. Your provider prepares the adjacent teeth for crown placement by removing some tooth enamel. They take digital scans of your teeth so a dental lab can create a custom-made bridge that matches your natural teeth.

When the bridge is ready, your dentist secures it in place by bonding crowns to teeth on both sides of a missing tooth.
If you require an implant-supported bridge because of multiple missing teeth, your dentist first surgically implants titanium posts into your jawbone, allows them to heal, and attaches a bridge to the implants.

How should I care for my new bridge?

Care for a dental bridge as you do your natural teeth by using good at-home oral hygiene habits. Brush your teeth at least two times daily with fluoride toothpaste. Use mouthwash if your dentist recommends it and floss every day.

Don’t open packages with your teeth or chew on hard objects. Eat a healthy diet rich in vegetables and low in added sugar. Call the Greenwich Dentistry office right away if your bridge gets loose or damaged.

Don’t live with missing teeth and an imperfect smile. Book an appointment with Greenwich Dentistry by phone or online to find out if a bridge is the right dental restoration for you.