What Is a Dental Bridge?

Learn about the option of restoring your smile with a custom-made dental bridge from Dr. Amelia Aristodemo in the following video.

A dental bridge is a dental restoration designed to replace one or more missing teeth. It consists of prosthetic teeth, called pontics, that are anchored to the adjacent natural teeth or dental implants. Bridges are custom-made by dental laboratories to fit seamlessly into your smile and restore chewing function, improve appearance, and promote oral health.

The process of getting a dental bridge typically involves two visits to the dentist’s office. During the first visit, the natural teeth adjacent to the gap are prepared by removing a small amount of enamel to make room for the bridge. Impressions of the prepared teeth and the surrounding area are then taken to create a precise mold for the bridge.

At the second visit, the completed bridge is checked for fit and appearance before being permanently cemented in place over the prepared teeth or implants. Once in place, the bridge becomes a fixed restoration and does not need to be removed for cleaning or maintenance.

If you have any questions about dental bridges or would like to learn more about how they can restore your smile, please don’t hesitate to contact our office. We’re here to provide you with the information and assistance you need to make informed decisions about your dental health. Thank you.


Meet Dr. Amelia Aristodemo

Dr. Amelia Aristodemo earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Loyola University at Chicago in 1992 and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 1997. She provides all your basic dental care needs plus offers Orthodontics, lnvisalign, Dental Implants, Opalescence Teeth Whitening and Laser Dentistry.

Dr. Aristodemo believes excellence in dentistry begins with a careful co-diagnosis and treatment plan. Communication and long-term relationships are important to her. Let her know what is on your mind and ask questions.

She will help you realize an investment in yourself pays dividends for a lifetime. She is a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to the belief that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health.

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