Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges in Coeur d’Alene, ID

The gap left by a missing tooth does more than just affect your smile; it can impact how you speak, eat, and feel about yourself.  At Scholes Family Dental, we believe everyone deserves a full, vibrant smile they’re proud to show off. By replacing missing teeth with custom-fitted dental bridges, we help bring balance and beauty back to your smile, enhancing your oral health.

woman during dental bridges consultation with dr scholes in coeur de alene id

What are Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges serve as a method for filling the space left by missing teeth. Essentially, they ‘bridge’ the gap in your smile with artificial teeth. The procedure involves creating crowns for the teeth on either side of the missing tooth (these are called abutment teeth) and then attaching a false tooth (or teeth), known as pontics, to those crowns. The entire structure is securely cemented in place, offering a permanent solution that looks and feels like natural teeth. Dental bridges can be made from various materials, including porcelain, ceramics, or metal alloys, all tailored to provide durability and a seamless match with your existing teeth.

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Why would I need a dental bridge?

The primary condition we treat with dental bridges is the absence of one or more teeth. Whether you’ve lost a tooth due to injury, decay, or any other reason, a bridge can offer a fixed solution to fill in the gap and restore your smile.

How is a dental bridge placed?

The process of receiving a dental bridge begins with two key steps: preparation and placement. Initially, our team prepares the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth by reshaping them to ensure a perfect fit for the crowns that will support the bridge. Next, impressions of your teeth are made to create a custom bridge that matches the color and shape of your natural teeth. Finally, the bridge is securely placed by our team, instantly restoring your smile and bite.

Lifespan of Bridges for Teeth

The durability of a dental bridge largely depends on how well it is maintained. With proper care, including regular check-ups at our office, your bridge can last for many years, providing a long-term solution for missing teeth.

Cost of Getting a Dental Bridge

The dental bridge cost is essentially the cost of three crowns. We understand that dental treatments are an investment in your health and well-being, and we strive to provide transparent pricing and financial options to accommodate your needs.

Caring for Your Dental Bridge

Caring for a dental bridge is straightforward and similar to caring for your natural teeth. Regular brushing and flossing are vital, with the addition of flossing underneath the bridge to maintain oral hygiene and ensure the longevity of the bridge. I and my team at Scholes Family Dental are always here to provide guidance and tips on how to best care for your bridge and overall oral health.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

Choosing a dental bridge as a solution for missing teeth offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Restored Functionality: Dental bridges allow for the return of proper chewing and speaking abilities.
  • Aesthetic Improvement: With options like porcelain bridges and front teeth bridges, your new smile will look natural and radiant.
  • Durability: Permanent bridges offer a long-lasting solution, with the potential to last many years with proper care.
  • Prevention of Dental Shifts: Filling the gap with a bridge prevents remaining teeth from shifting, maintaining your oral health and alignment.
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Reclaim Your Smile — Schedule a Consultation!

Is a dental bridge the right solution for you? Find out by scheduling a visit with us at Scholes Family Dental. Our comprehensive approach to dental care ensures that you’ll receive the treatment that best suits your individual needs, all within the welcoming environment of our Coeur d’Alene office. From consultation to care, we’re with you every step of the way. Reach out today, and let us help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of.