Dental Bridges



Are you missing one or more permanent teeth? Do you have embarrassing gaps or spaces between your teeth?

You may benefit from a dental bridge, a dental appliance that literally bridges the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

Dental bridges can address many common dental and cosmetic issues caused by missing teeth. Losing one or more teeth can change your bite in a way that prevents you from chewing food properly. Tooth loss can cause the remaining teeth to drift into the space created by the missing tooth. Missing teeth can also ruin the natural appeal of your smile, change the shape of your face and even affect your speech.

A dental bridge features a crown that looks, feels, and functions like your natural tooth. The two teeth on each side of the missing tooth, known as abutment teeth, serve as anchors for the crown. Together, the abutment teeth and crown create a sturdy and cosmetically appealing dental bridge.

Our Sarasota, FL dentists may recommend a dental bridge to help you:

  • Restore your smile
  • Restore your ability to eat and speak properly
  • Maintain the shape of your face
  • Properly distribute your bite
  • Prevent your teeth from drifting out of place as the result of missing teeth 


The placement of dental bridges typically takes two appointments: the dentist makes impressions to send away to the lab in the first visit then places the bridge during the second visit, after the crown has come back from the lab. Fortunately, our dentists use advanced Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics technology (CEREC®) that allows you to get your dental crowns in just one visit.

A dentist appointment for a dental bridge starts with preparing the abutment teeth. Our dentists evaluate your teeth to make sure a dental bridge is right for you. Next, our dentists remove enough enamel from the anchor teeth to make room for the dental bridge. We then make impressions of your teeth that help us custom make your dentures. Our dentists place the completed dental bridge in your mouth to check the fit and color. After making any adjustments necessary, we permanently cement the dental bridge in place.

If you have one or more missing teeth, getting a dental bridge may be one of the best steps you’ll ever take towards having a great smile. Request an appointment today!