Dental Bridges

Are you missing a tooth or several in a row? A dental bridge is a reliable option that will restore your smile and also fix your bite.

Navid Family Dental & Associates in Peabody, MA, offers both traditional and implant-supported bridges that are beautiful and long-lasting.

Is it time to find out what type of dental bridge is best for you? 

A dental bridge is a restoration designed to replace a missing tooth or several consecutive missing teeth. The restoration is made up of pontics (false teeth) attached to dental crowns.

For a traditional bridge, the crowns are attached to teeth on either side of the gap. With an implant-supported bridge, the dental crowns are attached to dental implants, small titanium posts, that are anchored in your jaw.

A Closer Look at Dental Bridges ...

Traditional Bridge

A traditional bridge is a fast, affordable solution and one of the most popular types of dental bridges. 

You will need two healthy teeth on either side of the gap to hold the bridge in place. They will be reshaped to accept the crowns. Using our CEREC machine, we can often design and place your dental bridge in one appointment. 

As with all our bridges, we use high-quality dental materials that look like natural teeth for a beautiful, long-lasting result. 

Implant-Supported Bridge 

Instead of attaching the bridge restoration to nearby teeth, an implant-supported bridge is held up by dental implants inserted into the jawbone, where they function as the root of a tooth.

If you are missing one tooth you will need only one implant to support the artificial tooth. For a longer gap, you typically need two implants to support both ends of the bridge. If the gap requires an exceptionally long stretch of pontics, additional implants can be added. Implant-supported bridges are far superior to teeth-supported cantilever bridges, which in the past was your only option if you were missing a supporting tooth on one side.

No matter which option you choose, Navid Family Dental & Associates in Peabody, MA, helps you fit dental bridges into your budget. Not only do we accept CareCredit® and LendingClub®, but we also have affordable in-house financing plans so you won't have to wait for treatment.

Call or leave us a message to learn more. 

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See How a Conventional Bridge Is Placed ...

We Offer Same-Day 
Traditional Bridges

Traditional dental bridges at Navid Family Dental & Associates typically require either one or two appointments depending on whether you qualify for a same-day bridge created using CEREC technology.

In either case, our dentist will first shape the teeth that will hold the crowns. We will then take an impression to design the bridge, which will be fabricated on-site using our CEREC technology or sent to a trusted off-site lab. 

With a same-day bridge, we can place it immediately after milling, which takes about an hour. Otherwise, we will provide a temporary bridge for you to wear until you return for the permanent bridge. 

How Is an Implant-Supported Bridge Placed?

Implant-supported bridges require a series of appointments and a months-long healing period to allow the implants to fuse with the bone. That makes the entire process longer than traditional bridges. However, dentists believe implants are well worth the wait.

At Navid Family Dental & Associates we use modern technology and high-quality materials for a long-lasting, natural result. A well-positioned implant can last for decades, or even a lifetime. The bridge restoration will eventually need to be replaced. However, unlike a traditional bridge supported by natural teeth, bridge replacement with implants doesn't risk damage to its supports.  

If you have elected to receive an implant-supported restoration, our implant specialists, Drs. Shahram Navid or Justin Cifuni, can perform all the steps from implant surgery to designing the bridge at our practice in Peabody.

Navid Family Dental & Associates

At Navid Family Dental & Associates in Peabody, MA, our dentists, periodontist, and dental hygienists provide superior dental care to our patients and their families. Our dentists are affiliated many professional organizations, including:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Massachusetts Dental Society
  • The Northshore District Dental Society
  • The American Academy of Periodontology

To schedule an appointment or request more information, please contact us online or give us a call at (978) 532-5550.

Navid Family Dental & Associates

Navid Family Dental & Associates

At Navid Family Dental & Associates in Peabody, MA, our dentists, periodontist, and dental hygienists provide superior dental care to our patients and their families. Our dentists are affiliated with many professional organizations, including:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Massachusetts Dental Society
  • The North Shore District Dental Society
  • The American Academy of Periodontology

To schedule an appointment or request more information, please contact us online or give us a call at (978) 532-5550.

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