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Dental Bridges

When you are missing one or more teeth, you may find yourself struggling with meals and hiding away your smile. 

Drs. John D. Meola, Elise Vincelette, and Ryan Blissett can restore your smile and confidence with a natural-looking dental bridge.

Learn more about the benefits of dental bridges at our offices in Waltham and Boston, MA. 

Why Replace Missing Teeth?

Enjoy All Your Favorite Foods

Even when you are missing just one tooth, it can be hard to eat certain meals and enjoy crunchy and chewy foods. A dental bridge will restore your missing teeth and dental function allowing you to eat a full, well-balanced diet. 

Prevent Oral Health Problems

A gap in your smile can cause other teeth to shift out of place, disrupting the balance of your bite. A bridge helps you maintain alignment in your teeth and jaw, and avoid future health conditions like gum disease. Bridges supported by dental implants are even more beneficial, preventing serious conditions like bone recession. 

Improve How You Look and Feel 

Our dental bridges are hand-crafted from the highest-quality porcelain to blend in seamlessly with your smile. A full set of natural-looking teeth can make you appear younger, healthier, and more attractive, which can dramatically improve your confidence and self-esteem. 
 

Take a Look at a Traditional Dental Bridge

As the name suggests, a dental bridge will literally bridge the gap in your smile. They usually replace one to three consecutively missing teeth in your dental arch.  The prosthetic teeth, known as pontics, are anchored by dental crowns placed over the adjacent natural teeth, called the abutment teeth. 

Types of Dental Bridges

Our Boston, MA, dentists offer multiple types of bridges to repair your smile.

Traditional Dental Bridges

Traditional Dental Bridge

Traditional dental bridges are secured by two dental crowns on either side of the gap left by missing teeth. They usually contain one to three pontics that rest above the gumline, filling the gap in your smile. 

Implant-Supported Bridges

Implant-supported dental bridge

Dental implant-supported bridges are anchored by titanium posts inserted in the jawbone, rather than by crowns on the natural teeth. The implants actually replace the missing tooth roots and provide a permanent foundation for your prosthetic. 

Need Help Determining the Right Restoration for You? We're Here To Help!

Don't worry if you are unsure which type of dental bridge is right for you. We can evaluate your smile during a free consultation and help you determine the best solution for your needs. While we generally recommend implants based on their wide-reaching benefits, we will gladly explain all of your options and allow you to make an informed decision about your treatment plan. 

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Ready to Repair Your Smile? Contact Dental Associates of New England Today

The skilled dentists at Dental Associates of New England are committed to providing the highest-quality dental restorations. We use state-of-the-art technology and special artisan techniques when crafting every single one of our prosthetics. While this process is meticulous and detail-oriented, we can still complete your dental bridge in as little as two weeks!

If you are ready to get your smile back, please request a free consultation at our offices in Boston or Waltham, MA. You can reach us by calling: 

(781) 890-4900

VIP Service  At New England Dental Associates 

"From the moment you enter to the end of your appointment, the staff treats you like you are the only patient they have! I am super particular about my teeth and appreciate the start-of-the-art facility and expert advice I receive with regards to my oral care." Lisa Brien

What to Expect During Treatment

If you are looking for the fastest way to restore your teeth, you may decide on a traditional dental bridge. Our Boston practice can usually complete treatment in about two to three weeks' time. Learn more about what to expect during the process.
 
The lab technicians are specially trained in a Japanese technique of hand-layering porcelain that produces stunning dental restorations.
The lab technicians are specially trained in a Japanese technique of hand-layering porcelain that produces stunning dental restorations.

Consultation

We will begin by examining your smile and taking X-rays and scans of your mouth. Certain conditions like gum disease and tooth decay may need treatment before we can restore your teeth. If you qualify for a dental bridge, we can move forward immediately with the preparatory steps. 

Tooth Prep 

Your dentist will reshape the teeth adjacent to the gap in your smile to make room for dental crowns. After the abutment teeth are prepped, we will take precise digital impressions to design your bridge.

Production

The designs are sent off to our partner lab for production. The lab technicians are specially trained in a Japanese technique of hand-layering porcelain that produces stunning dental restorations. This artisan process usually takes about two to three weeks.  

Bridge Placement 

When your dental bridge is ready we will schedule you back to the office for placement. Your dentist will check the bridge's appearance and fit, and make any final modifications. Finally, the crowns will be bonded to the abutment teeth, securing your dental bridge in place. 
Patients who receive a bridge fixed by implants will undergo a very different treatment timeline. We encourage you to read more about the implant procedure and contact our Boston office if you have any questions. 

 

Check Out the Beautiful Transformation A Dental Bridge Can Make

Your dental bridge will not only restore your ability to eat and speak clearly but will look indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

Before Dental Bridge
Before Dental Bridge
After Dental Bridge
After Dental Bridge

What If I'm Missing Several Teeth?

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A bridge will typically support up to three or four pontics. If you have more missing teeth, you might be a better candidate for a partial denture. A partial denture is supported by metal clasps secured around your natural teeth. Unlike bridges, partial dentures can fill in multiple gaps in your smile. 

Dental Professionals You Can Count On "I cannot recommend them highly enough."

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Dental Associates of New England

At Dental Associates of New England, we have a team of talented experts in restorative and cosmetic dental care who can give you the dazzling and healthy smile you deserve. We are affiliated with many prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • The American Academy of Periodontology

For more information about our services, contact our office online or call (781) 890-4900 today.

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