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Dental Bridges Mt. Horeb WI

Confident Smiles with Dental Bridge Solutions

Are missing teeth affecting your smile and confidence? Village Smile Care offers top-quality dental bridges to restore your smile and improve your oral health. Dental bridges are a reliable solution for replacing missing teeth, providing both functionality and a natural appearance. 

Our skilled dental team customizes each bridge to fit seamlessly with your existing teeth, ensuring comfort and durability. At Village Smile Care, we are committed to assisting you in achieving a smile that is both healthy and beautifully bright!

Dental Bridge Process

The dental bridge process involves several steps to replace one or more missing teeth with a fixed dental restoration. Here’s an overview of the typical process:

  • Initial Consultation: Begin with a consultation dentist to evaluate the patient’s oral health, discuss treatment alternatives and decide if a dental bridge is best for restoring missing teeth. X-rays and teeth impressions may be taken to assess the mouth’s condition and plan the treatment.
  • Preparation of Abutment Teeth: If the adjacent teeth (abutment teeth) are healthy and stable enough to support the bridge, they will be prepared by removing a thin layer of enamel to accommodate bridge-anchored dental crowns. Dental implants may sometimes be used as support instead of natural teeth.
  • Impressions: Once the abutment teeth are prepared, impressions (molds) of the teeth are taken to create precise models for fabricating the dental bridge and crowns. The impressions capture the teeth’ exact shape, size, and alignment to ensure a custom fit.
  • Temporary Bridge: While the permanent bridge is fabricated in a dental laboratory (typically taking a few weeks), the dentist may place a temporary bridge to protect the exposed abutment teeth and maintain proper tooth alignment and function.
  • Bridge Fabrication: The dental bridge is custom-made in a dental laboratory by skilled technicians using the impressions and specifications provided by the dentist. The bridge consists of artificial teeth (pontics) attached to dental crowns or wings that will be cemented onto the abutment teeth.
  • Bridge Fitting and Adjustment: Once the permanent bridge is ready, the patient visits the dentist for the fitting. The bridge is placed over the abutment teeth, and the dentist checks the fit, bite, and aesthetics. Any necessary adjustments are made to ensure proper alignment and comfort.
  • Permanent Placement: Once the bridge fits perfectly and meets the patient’s satisfaction, it is permanently cemented or bonded onto the abutment teeth using dental adhesive or cement. The cement is hardened with a special light, which secures the bridge and completes the restoration.
  • Post-Placement Care: The dentist provides instructions on caring for the dental bridge, including regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups. A dental bridge can survive for years with proper care restoring function and aesthetics to the smile.

The dental bridge process involves careful planning, preparation, and fabrication to create a durable and natural-looking restoration that replaces missing teeth and restores oral health and function.

Dental Bridge Types

Dental bridges are versatile restorations that bridge gaps to replace lost teeth between natural teeth or dental implants. Several types of dental bridges are available, each designed to meet specific patient needs and treatment goals:

  • Traditional Fixed Bridge: One or more prosthetic teeth (pontics) are used in this most popular dental bridge fused between dental crowns (abutments) placed on adjacent natural teeth. The crowns are cemented onto the prepared abutment bridge stability comes from teeth.
  • Cantilever Bridge: Cantilever bridges resemble conventional bridges but are supported by a single abutment tooth on one side of the gap rather than both sides. They are typically used when only one adjacent tooth is available to support the bridge, such as in the back of the mouth.
  • Maryland Bonded Bridge (Resin-Bonded Bridge): Maryland bridges consist of pontics attached to metal or porcelain wings that are bonded to the back surfaces of neighboring natural teeth using dental adhesive. This bridge requires minimum surgery and is often used to replace front teeth or in cases where the abutment teeth are healthy and do not require significant preparation.
  • Implant-Supported Bridge: Implant-supported bridges are anchored dental implants surgically inserted in the jawbone eliminating the need to rely on natural teeth for support. This type of bridge is highly stable and durable, making it suitable for replacing multiple missing teeth or a full arch of teeth.
  • Hybrid Bridge: Hybrid bridges combine dental implants with traditional fixed bridges to provide support and stability while minimizing the number of implants needed. This type of bridge is commonly used in full-arch restorations, such as All-on-4 or All-on-6 implant-supported bridges.

Each type of dental bridge has pros and downs, and the choice depends on aspects such the location and extent of tooth loss, oral health status, aesthetic preferences, and budget. A thorough evaluation and consultation with a dentist or prosthodontist are essential to determine the most suitable bridge type for each case.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

  • Restore Functionality: Dental bridges restore your ability to chew and speak properly, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods and confidently communicate.
  • Enhance Appearance: Bridges fill in gaps missing teeth, boosting your smile and restoring facial harmony.
  • Prevent Shifting: By filling in gaps between teeth, bridges keep adjacent teeth from moving alignment, which can lead to bite problems and further tooth loss.
  • Maintain Jawbone Health: Implant-supported bridges stimulate the underlying jawbone, preventing bone loss and preserving facial structure.
  • Customizable: Bridges are custom-made to match the color, size, and shape of your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless and natural-looking smile.


How long do dental bridges last?

Dental bridges can last 5 to 15 years with proper care and maintenance.

Is the dental bridge process painful?

The dental bridge process is typically not painful, your dentist will numb the region with local anesthetic before any procedures.

How do I care for dental bridges?

Maintain good oral hygiene by brushing twice daily, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings. Avoid chewing hard or sticky meals that could damage the bridges.

Does insurance cover dental bridges?

Many dental insurance plans cover a portion of the cost of dental bridges, but coverage varies depending on the plan. Contact your insurer to establish your coverage.

Can anyone get dental bridges?

Dental bridges are suitable for most people with missing teeth, healthy gums, and sufficient bone support. Dental bridges may be ideal for you after your dentist evaluates your dental health.

Restore Missing Teeth with Dental Bridges 

At Village Smile Care, we’re committed to providing caring and complete dental care to attain a healthy, beautiful smile. If you’re considering dental bridges or have any questions about your dental health, we’re here to help. 

Schedule a consultation with us today, and let us guide you on the path to a brighter, healthier smile!

Village Smile Care. 1730 Springdale St. Mt Horeb, WI 53572. Call (608) 437-7645

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Monday: 7am to 4:30pm
Tuesday: 7am to 4:30pm
Wednesday: 7am to 4:30pm
Thursday: 8am to 3pm
Friday: By Appointment

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