Saunders Family Dental, Ogden Utah



An option that you have when dealing with a missing tooth or teeth is a bridge. In order to maintain the proper mouth functions, it is necessary to replace these missing teeth. The loss of teeth can affect the way you eat, speak, and the alignment of other teeth in your mouth.


What is a Bridge?

A bridge is a link or connection between two permanent structures. A traditional dental bridge attaches the two permanent teeth (or implants) on each side with a pontic (false tooth) in between them. This bridge acts as your new teeth, closing the gap and restoring your smile. Bridges are often constructed of gold or metal foundations with porcelain fused to the foundation or ceramics. This ensures that the bridge will support the normal functions of the mouth.



The procedure begins with preparation of the natural teeth, or abutments. We will reduce the abutment teeth so that the ends of the bridge will fit comfortably on each one. Then we take an impression of the area. This impression will be sent to our lab where your new restoration will be fabricated. While the bridge is created, we will provide you with a temporary restoration. Our temporary restorations will resemble your natural teeth so that you can continue with your daily life without worrying about a missing or unattractive tooth.


During your second visit to the office, we will proceed with the placement of your final restoration. This bridge will be adjusted to fit comfortably into your mouth. We will make every effort to ensure that the new bridge feels and looks like your natural teeth or how you desire it to look. The final step in the process is to cement the bridge into your mouth, leaving you with a beautifully restored smile.