Dental Bridges In Missoula, MT

Dental Bridges are fixed dental prostheses that replace multiple teeth. Our experienced and specialized prosthodontists here at Meng Dentistry can help you with a custom-fitted tooth prosthetic to restore any damaged or missing teeth you may have. Contact us today to learn how you too can have the smile you deserve.

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Dental Bridges At Meng Dentistry:

At Meng Dentistry, our board-certified prosthodontists are specialists in replacing missing or broken teeth with years of advanced training beyond dental school. They carefully fabricate each restoration in our on-site dental lab using only the finest materials and the most refined techniques. We follow the most current trends and research in modern dentistry and offer the latest technology to give our patients the very best outcome for each treatment.

Cover Empty Tooth Sockets With Dental Bridges:

A bridge is a restoration that consists of at least two crowns (called abutments) connecting to one or more fake teeth (called pontics). Dental bridges are fixed (non-removable) restorations that replace only the top portion (crown) of a missing tooth/teeth, and not the root. 

This treatment can effectively restore your chewing/biting function as well as smile aesthetics without any invasive surgery. The procedure involves trimming down one or two natural teeth adjacent to the empty socket. This re-sizing is done in order to accommodate the placement and seating of the crowns that will rest on top of these teeth.

When the teeth have been trimmed to the ideal shape and size, an impression is taken to record all the details of the segment. This impression is then used to fabricate a bridge using metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or just porcelain. Once the dental bridge has been fabricated, it is fitted on top of the resized natural teeth, and fixed in place with the help of a strong cement.

Benefits:

  • Eliminate unsightly gaps in your smile
  • Effectively restore function so you can eat and speak
  • Stays in place and blends in for a natural appearance
  • Support from surrounding teeth offer strength and stability

Bridges For Tooth Replacement:

A bridge is a great way to replace a missing tooth/teeth when the teeth next to the space missing the tooth would benefit from crown restorations anyway. Dental implants are an excellent alternative for a more conservative approach if the surrounding teeth are healthy. A partial denture is another option that’s removable and may be less expensive

FAQs:

How are bridges different from partial dentures?

Bridges are fixed permanently in place, cemented to surrounding teeth. You never remove a dental bridge, you clean it in your mouth with instructions from your dental team. Partial dentures on the other hand are removable, using a small metal clasp connecting to adjacent teeth to hold them in place while wearing them. They must be removed for cleaning daily. They are usually less expensive than bridges, but they aren’t as strong or stable. 

How are bridges different from dental implants?

Dental bridges and dental implants are both fixed (non-removable) restorations. Bridges replace only the top portion (crown) of a missing tooth/teeth, whereas dental implants also replace the root. Dental implants are usually more expensive than bridges, but they are often the preferred option because they preserve the health of the underlying jawbone as well as the surrounding teeth and are the closest tooth replacement option to natural teeth available today.

How much do dental bridges cost?

At Meng Dentistry, we have in-house specialty dentists and our own dental lab on site, which allows us to offer high quality full or partial dentures at an affordable cost. It also means you get one total cost up front - transparent treatment plans with no hidden costs. Exact pricing for your treatment can only be determined after an exam with one of our highly trained and qualified dentists. The average cost of partial or full denture solutions can vary widely depending on the complexity of your case and whether additional procedures are needed. We offer free, no-obligation consultation, you’ll get one-on-one guidance from an experienced prosthodontist. We’ll work together to create your individual treatment plan, customized to meet your unique oral health needs and goals.  No matter what your dental needs, we'll work with you to fit costs into your budget & most treatment costs can be spread over time with low monthly payments.

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