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A Dental Bridge Can Be Used to Replace Multiple Missing Teeth


While an implant-supported crown is commonly used to replace a single missing tooth, a dental bridge can help you replace one, two, or three missing teeth at once. Our Muskego, WI, office can provide either a traditional or implant-supported dental bridge for a strong, sturdy, and natural-looking solution for tooth loss. Dr. Jason Thompson approaches his treatments with a focus on both form and function and will work closely with you to ensure that your new bridge feels comfortable and blends in seamlessly with your smile. A dental bridge can be placed on its own or incorporated into your full mouth reconstruction for the most dramatic enhancements.

What Is a Dental Bridge? 

A dental bridge is a solution for treating multiple missing teeth at once. It is made up of artificial teeth held in place by adjacent dental crowns. These crowns anchor the prosthetic teeth in place, filling in large gaps. For additional support and stability, you can also choose an implant-retained dental bridge for treatment. To provide you with an implant-supported bridge, Dr. Thompson will coordinate your surgery with a trusted oral surgeon and oversee your treatment from start to finish. 

Traditional vs. implant-supported bridge
A traditional dental bridge is held in place by two dental crowns that are placed on top of adjacent teeth that have been altered to accommodate the restoration. 

Dental bridges remain a popular option for replacing missing teeth because they offer numerous benefits, including: 

  • Increased self-confidence 
  • Support of facial tissue 
  • Restored ability to eat and speak normally 
  • Preventing teeth from shifting 
  • Lifelike results 

Implant-supported bridges also offer added stability and stimulation for the jawbone. 

With nearly 20 years of dentistry experience, Dr. Thompson can provide functional, lifelike restorations that improve your self-confidence and overall quality of life.

Candidacy 

When assessing whether you are a good candidate for a dental bridge, Dr. Thompson will first address any oral health concerns such as gum disease. If you are missing more than three consecutive missing teeth, we may recommend a partial denture for treatment instead. As your dental bridge will be held in place using your surrounding teeth, those teeth should be free of decay and structurally sound. 

If you are considering an implant-supported bridge, you should also be healthy enough to undergo oral surgery. Thanks to advances in surgical techniques, even patients with significant jawbone tissue loss can restore their candidacy for dental implants with a bone graft or a sinus lift procedure

Creating Your Custom Bridge 

If you and Dr. Thompson decide that a dental bridge is the best restorative option for you, we will begin treatment. In order to fit your new bridge, your supporting teeth will be altered and resized. Once your teeth are prepared, Dr. Thompson will take impressions to ensure that your new bridge fits comfortably according to your unique smile. To help you maintain function while your new bridge is being fabricated, Dr. Thompson can provide a temporary bridge. Once your permanent bridge is ready for placement, you can return to our office and Dr. Thompson will affix your bridge using dental crowns or dental implants

Why Choose Us? 

With nearly 20 years of dentistry experience, Dr. Thompson can provide functional, lifelike restorations that improve your self-confidence and overall quality of life. Dr. Thompson is a member of the American Dental Association and approaches dentistry with a comprehensive scope by providing most treatments at his office. To help you finance your treatment, we also accept most major credit cards and will work with your insurance to help you get the most of your benefits. 

Schedule an Appointment 

Do not let missing teeth continue to affect your life. Delaying treatment for missing teeth can lead to serious oral health concerns and require more expensive restorative treatment in the future. Schedule an appointment today by calling us at (414) 422-9911 or contacting us online.

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Wonderful! I love Thompson Dental. The staff is exceptional, kind, sweet and fun! Dr. Jason Thompson is gentle and genuinely a nice guy.

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Muskego Office

S69 W15693 Janesville Rd
Muskego, WI 53150

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