Bridge Work

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a custom prosthesis anchored to neighboring teeth that replaces one or more missing teeth. A denture replaces the entire arch of missing teeth. A partial denture is a removable prosthesis for partially edentulous patients who desire to replace teeth for functional or aesthetic reasons who can not have a fixed bridge.

Bridges use a natural-looking replacement held together by two natural teeth on either side that replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth. Bridges are most commonly prepared from high-quality materials such as semi-precious or precious metals, porcelain, or a fused combination of the two.

Family Dental Care takes into account aesthetics and function when selecting the material most suitable for your teeth.

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Dental Bridge Process

Preparing for a bridge usually requires the two anchoring teeth to be numb before removing a portion of enamel to allow for the bridge. Next, we take a digital impression with CAD/CAM technology instead of messy impression material. The information is electronically sent to the lab resulting in a more accurate bridge, and can be returned faster which results in less time in a temporary prosthesis. Also, your permanent bridge will be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented to achieve a proper fit. If you are unsure if you need a bridge or not, some indication may be, but are limited to:

  • Fill space of missing teeth
  • Maintain facial shape
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
  • Restore chewing and speaking ability
  • Restore your smile
  • Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a fixed or cemented dental appliance

We use a CAD-CAM system to custom-make bridges and crowns. We have the ability to turn some two-appointment procedures into one-day procedures, helping our patients feel better faster. Once the bridge is in place, you will receive care instructions. Proper brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits will extend the life of your new bridge.

This visit was the best experience I have ever had with a dentist. I have horrible anxiety when it comes to going to the dentist. The entire staff was warm, welcoming, understanding and thorough. I have always had certain issues with staining and sensitivity in my teeth, and I was given much education on all matters to help alleviate pain, help with sensitivity and overall oral health. No other dentist I have seen has ever been as thorough or explanatory. They are also really kind and great with kids.

Jessica Sanner

Made a very anxious situation a very pleasurable experience. Broke a tooth requiring quick attention. Was not a current patient of this office but was seen the very next morning after I called. Incredible customer service from Dr. Johnson, her assistant, Aaliyah, & office manager, Christine, in tending to my needs. Had a tooth repaired & a new crown installed, and I was out in less than two hours. I would highly recommend this office for all of your dental needs.

Jim Mancuso

Everyone is professional, friendly, and competent in what they do. The dentist is experienced and keeps up with new methods and equipment. The office manager is able to answer any questions about your insurance or method of payment. If she doesn't have an immediate answer, she will contact the company while you wait or get back to you in a short time. The hygienists are experienced and thorough in delivery of their special services.

Gary Vrenna

Always friendly and quick appointments! They are very accommodating when it comes to scheduling if you have a dental emergency or are in pain. Dr Johnson and the team are so comforting and kind, which makes it a lot easier if you’re someone who gets dentist anxiety. I love that they walk you through the whole process to keep you informed, and always make sure you are comfortable.

Liz Gollnitz-Rowe

All went well. Care was taken to ensure my comfort during procedure. All over pretty quick except the novocaine wearing off. That took about 2 hours. No pain experienced.

Richard Pierce

New patient. Heidi and the doctor were very professional, walked me through procedure, and took care of me right there and then. I am so happy to have found a knowledgeable, friendly, and caring dental office.

Christina Leone

Excellent the technician made an uncomfortable situation very comfortable and friendly the office girls also made me feel at home. Dr. Nicole Johnson is very knowledgeable and reassuring and she passed that on to me, all-and-all a very comforting experience. Thank you!

Mary Ann White

I have been a patient of Dr. Johnson’s for several years. My dentist retired and I was dreading finding a new provider. I am glad I found Dr. Johnson. I have been very satisfied with the care and treatment I have received. Every visit I have had the same hygienist which is great. Melissa is professional, thorough and caring. She goes above and beyond and it is appreciated.

Sue Mack

I have been a patient for several years and have always had excellent experiences, however, today was my daughter's first time there and as with me they were awesome with her. They set her up with a teeth cleaning plan as well as other dental concerns she had. Great and very helpful office to deal with.

Kevin Newell

Great dental office, great staff. Super helpful. Always call to remind you of your appointment. Always willing to help with questions. Always reactive to dental needs. Thank you for guiding me on my oral health journey.

M McLean