At Dowden Family Dentistry, we believe in providing solutions that enhance both the functionality and aesthetics of your smile. One such solution is the dental bridge, a tried-and-true method for replacing missing teeth. Whether you have lost one tooth or several, a dental bridge can help restore your smile, as well as your ability to chew and speak with ease.

A dental bridge, as its name suggests, is designed to bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. It consists of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap — these are called abutment teeth — and a false tooth or teeth called pontics in between.

The process begins with preparation of the abutment teeth. This preparation involves recontouring and placing a crown onto the teeth. Next, impressions will be taken of your teeth which will act as a model for the dental bridge. While your bridge is being crafted, our dentist will provide you with a temporary bridge to protect the exposed teeth and gums.

Once your custom-made bridge is ready, you will have a follow-up visit to remove the temporary bridge and have the new one fitted and adjusted. Our priority is to ensure that your new bridge feels comfortable and looks natural in your mouth. With proper care and regular dental checkups, your new bridge can last for many years.

Dental bridges offer numerous benefits beyond merely restoring your smile. They help maintain your natural face shape, alleviate stress on your bite by distributing bit force throughout your mouth properly and prevent drifting of other teeth. Most importantly, they can dramatically enhance your smile and confidence.

We are committed to guiding you through every step of your dental health journey. A dental bridge is just one of many options available to help restore and enhance your smile. If you are missing one or more teeth and believe a dental bridge in Fishers, Indiana, might be the right solution for you, we are here to discuss your options and help you take the next step towards a brighter, more confident smile. Contact us today at 317-594-0461 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Roderick Dowden and find out more about how we can help you achieve the smile you deserve.