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Dental bridges are a time-tested solution offered at Butler Hill Dental for replacing one or more missing teeth. A bridge not only restores the aesthetic appearance of teeth but also reestablishes the functionality of your bite, supporting overall dental health.

Understanding Dental Bridges

A dental bridge consists of one or more artificial teeth, known as pontics, which are held in place by dental crowns secured onto the adjacent teeth. This setup effectively “bridges” the gap where one or more teeth may have been.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

  • Aesthetic Appeal: Bridges restore the appearance of your smile by filling in gaps with natural-looking teeth.
  • Improved Functionality: By replacing missing teeth, bridges help distribute the forces in your bite properly, which aids in chewing and speaking.
  • Prevention of Dental Shifts: Bridges prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position, which can lead to further dental issues.

Types of Dental Bridges

We offer several types of bridges at Butler Hill Dental, including:

  • Traditional Bridges: The most common type, involving crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap with a pontic in between.
  • Cantilever Bridges: Used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth.
  • Maryland Bridges: Typically used for the front teeth, this type involves a pontic that is attached to metal or porcelain bands bonded to the adjacent teeth.


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The Procedure

Getting a bridge typically involves two appointments:

    1. Preparation: The adjacent teeth are prepared for crowns, impressions are taken, and a temporary bridge is placed.

    1. Installation: During the second visit, the custom-made bridge is adjusted for fit and comfort before being cemented into place.

Maintaining Your Bridge

Maintaining a dental bridge is similar to caring for your natural teeth. Regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings are vital to ensure the longevity of your bridge and the health of your surrounding teeth.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you’re missing one or more teeth and think a dental bridge might be suitable for you, or if you’re looking to restore your smile, schedule a consultation at Butler Hill Dental. Our expert team is committed to providing personalized care tailored to meet your dental health needs and aesthetic goals.


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