32749 Franklin Rd Suite 200 Franklin, MI 48025

Dental Bridge Franklin, MI

Whether you’re missing a single tooth or multiple consecutive teeth, a dental bridge can help. Bridges are dental restorations that close the gap left by one or more teeth. Dental bridges are common treatments we recommend for patients with rows of lost teeth to restore the appearance and function of the smile.

Dr. Jomana Shayota provides traditional and implant-supported dental bridges for patients at Dental House and Aesthetics in Franklin, MI.

Dental Bridge in Franklin, MI

Traditional and Implant Bridges

A traditional dental bridge uses teeth on either side of a missing tooth gap for support. While dental bridges improve the appearance of the smile, false teeth do not support the natural bone and gum tissue. Bridges are prosthetics that lay on top of the gums, which also means that they do not restore the full function of the bite.

If patients have a single missing tooth, we will often recommend a single dental implant over a dental bridge. Dental implants secure restorations from the root because implants are titanium posts that fuse with the bone underneath the gums. Multiple implants can also secure a bridge.

Dental Bridge Treatment in Franklin, MI

Before dental bridge treatment, we ensure that patients are healthy. We will also take dental x-rays and review their options before recommending treatment. 

Traditional Dental Bridges

We will prepare the natural teeth on either side of the tooth gap for dental crowns. Tooth preparation will ensure that the crowns fit comfortably on the teeth. Then, we will take dental impressions to send to a lab, where technicians create the crowns and bridge restoration. We also color-match the teeth to ensure that the restoration blends with the natural smile.

Once the crowns and the false tooth or teeth of the bridge are complete, we will place the bridge and attach the crowns to each prepared tooth. We cement the crowns to ensure that they stay stable. 

Implant-Supported Bridges

Dental implants can restore one or more consecutive missing teeth without support from natural teeth. Before creating the dental bridge, we work with a local oral surgeon to place the implants. The oral surgeon will place the implants and healing caps. Over three to six months, the implants fuse with the jaw bone. Then, we will place prosthetic teeth over the implants to ensure that they stay secure. 

Restore Missing Teeth

Are you missing one or more permanent teeth? Request a dental consultation with Dr. Shayota online. You can also call Dental House and Aesthetics for restorative dental care today at (248) 963-7925.