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Dental Bridges – Crown Point, IN

Closing Gaps In Your Smile with Lifelike Restorations

Patients who are missing a single tooth or several consecutive teeth can essentially regain their pearly whites with strong and natural-looking dental bridges at Ornelas Family Dentistry. These prosthetics can be entirely customized to match your specific dental needs so that you can enjoy a more comfortable bite again. Dr. Ornelas uses high-quality, metal-free materials and works with only the best dental laboratories to exceed his patients’ expectations time and time again. If you’d like to explore your restorative options in further detail or would like to set up an appointment, contact our dental office today.

Why Choose Ornelas Family Dentistry for Dental Bridges?

What is a Dental Bridge?

Model smile with dental bridge restoration

A dental bridge is customarily a prosthetic consisting of several parts: two dental crowns attached via pontics, or artificial teeth. The crowns will be cemented to the natural teeth on either side of the gap, which will need to have their enamel altered to make room for your restorations. The pontics will be able to replace one to three consecutive teeth at best. With proper care and visiting Dr. Ornelas every six months for checkups, your dental bridge can likely last a decade or more before needing replacements.

Types of Dental Bridges

a patient smiling while sitting in the dentist's chair

Dental bridges can come in various shapes and sizes so that they can match each patient’s unique smile and dental needs. Our team can provide two kinds of bridges—traditional and implant-retained ones. Here’s a brief look at each option so that you know what to expect:

Traditional Dental Bridge

a 3D illustration of a traditional dental bridge

The traditional bridge involves two dental crowns that will be bonded to your adjacent, healthy pearly whites on the sides of the space in your smile. The pontics will cover the top of your gum line and we’ll make any necessary adjustments so that your results look as natural as possible. This option is typically reserved for patients who are missing one to three teeth in a row. 

Implant Bridge

a 3D example of an implant dental bridge

Instead of utilizing the natural teeth on either side of the gap, we can place dental implants into your jawbone to support your dental bridge. This treatment can take several months to complete for osseointegration to finish, but you can be sure to enjoy a more stable and longer-lasting foundation for your bridge. The titanium posts can easily go as far as several decades to the rest of your life with proper care, and you won’t have to alter your natural teeth to support the bridge.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Bridge

a patient smiling after receiving dental treatment

With this restorative treatment, you can be sure to appreciate various benefits for your smile and oral health, such as:

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