Missing teeth can impact your smile, confidence, and even your ability to chew comfortably. Fortunately, dental bridges offer a reliable and effective solution to replace missing teeth and restore your oral health. At Smile 360 Dental Specialists, our team of highly trained dentists can provide you with custom-made dental bridges that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

What are Dental Bridges?

A dental bridge is a fixed dental restoration that literally bridges the gap created by one or more missing teeth. It consists of artificial teeth (pontics) held in place by dental crowns cemented onto the healthy teeth on either side of the gap (abutment teeth). These crowns provide support and stability for the bridge.

Benefits of Dental Bridges from Smile 360 Dental Specialists

  1. Improved Appearance: Dental bridges restore the natural look of your smile, boosting your confidence and self-esteem.
  2. Enhanced Chewing Function: Bridges allow you to chew properly, promoting better digestion and overall oral health.
  3. Prevents Shifting Teeth: Missing teeth can cause surrounding teeth to shift out of place. Bridges prevent this from happening, maintaining proper tooth alignment.
  4. Clearer Speech: Gaps in your teeth can sometimes affect your speech. Bridges help you speak clearly and confidently.
  5. Durable Solution: Dental bridges, especially when cared for properly, can last for many years.

Types of Dental Bridges Offered at Smile 360 Dental Specialists

There are different types of dental bridges available, and our experienced dentists will recommend the most suitable option for your specific needs. Here are some of the most common types:

  • Traditional Fixed Bridge: This is the most common type, consisting of crowns placed on the surrounding teeth and artificial teeth in between.
  • Cantilever Bridge: Dentists use this bridge when there are healthy teeth on only one side of the gap.
  • Maryland Bridge: This bridge uses a metal framework bonded to the backs of the surrounding teeth for support.

The Dental Bridge Procedure at Smile 360 Dental Specialists

Our experienced dentists at Smile 360 Dental Specialists will carefully evaluate your needs and determine if a dental bridge is the right solution for you. The bridge procedure typically involves several appointments:

  1. Consultation and Examination: During the consultation, your dentist will discuss your concerns, examine your teeth and gums, and take X-rays to determine the best course of treatment.
  2. Tooth Preparation: The dentist will prepare the teeth on either side of the gap to receive crowns. This may involve removing a small amount of enamel.
  3. Impression Taking: Impressions of your teeth will be taken to create a custom-made bridge.
  4. Temporary Bridge Placement: A temporary bridge may be placed while your permanent bridge is being fabricated.
  5. Bridge Placement and Adjustment: The permanent bridge will be carefully placed and adjusted for a comfortable and secure fit.


Missing teeth can significantly impact your life. At Smile 360 Dental Specialists, our team of dental professionals works to help you achieve a healthy and confident smile. We offer top-of-the-line dental bridge solutions to restore your oral health and functionality. Schedule an appointment today for a consultation with our experienced dentists and discuss how dental bridges can transform your smile!