Dental Bridges – Yukon, OK

Eliminate the Gap in Your Smile

A man and woman hugging and smiling with dental bridges in Yukon

If you’ve suffered tooth loss and are embarrassed by the hole it left in your grin, you’re not alone! An estimated 69% of adults in the United States have lost at least one tooth, impacting their ability to eat and speak normally. Fortunately, our dentists at First Impressions Dentistry of Yukon can eliminate the gap in your smile with a lifelike restoration known as a dental bridge. If you’re frustrated by trying to live with missing teeth , contact us today and our compassionate staff are happy to answer your questions or provide more information about dental bridges in Yukon.

Why Choose First Impressions Dentistry of Yukon for Dental Bridges?

  •       High-Quality Tooth-Colored Materials
  •       Digital Imaging & Impressions for Accurate Results
  •       Individualized Treatment Plans

What Is a Dental Bridge?

Ceramist crafting a dental bridge on a model of an arch of teeth

A dental bridge is a series of prosthetic teeth that are built just for you to fill in the space left by one or several missing teeth. Each one includes a dental crown on either side that is cemented over a natural tooth or dental implant to anchor the restoration in place. Our skilled dentists use high-quality materials that are color-matched to your natural teeth so that once your dental bridge is in place, no one can tell the difference.

Types of Dental Bridges

A traditional and implant dental bridge with dental instruments

Dental bridges may not be the right solution for every circumstance, so before you get started, you’ll first have to consult with one of our dentists. We’ll take the time to get to know your medical history and dental goals and examine your mouth to determine the condition of your teeth. Then, we’ll recommend appropriate treatment plans based on our findings. There are two potential solutions when it comes to dental bridges, and they are:

Traditional Dental Bridge

Illustrated dental bridge being fitted over two natural teeth

For those who are missing one or a few teeth in a row, the simplest option is a traditional dental bridge. This method uses your natural teeth on either side of the bridge as a support for the pontics (artificial teeth) in between. That means you need healthy, sturdy teeth that can serve as the foundation for your restoration.

Implant Bridge

Illustration of dental bridge over dental implants in clear model jaw

If you’ve lost three or more consecutive teeth, an implant bridge may be recommended. This involves surgically placing dental implants to serve as the foundation for the pontics, rather than your natural teeth. Once they’re placed, you’ll need to wait a few months for your gums to heal and for the titanium implants to fuse with your jawbone. Then we can resume placing your dental implant bridge.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Bridge

Man in green shirt and glasses smiling

By replacing your missing teeth with a dental bridge, you’ll enjoy several benefits including:

  • A natural look and feel. Our durable, high-quality materials are made to mimic the appearance of your natural teeth.
  • Restored functionality . With your dental bridge in place, you’ll be better able to eat and speak like you did before tooth loss.
  • With a single dental bridge, our experts can replace one or multiple missing teeth all at the same time.
  • Easy maintenance. Your restoration will be permanently installed so keeping it clean is as easy as brushing and flossing like usual.
  • Dental bridges can last anywhere from 10 to 30+ years with the right care.