close menu
Book Now
Find a locationSchedule Appointment

Ceramic Bridges

When a tooth is lost or missing, dental bridges are one way of restoring the look and function of your teeth. Unlike implants, which replace the missing tooth individually, a dental bridge utilizes the teeth next to the missing one to literally “bridge” the gap.

The teeth next to the gap are prepared for abutment crowns, which will hold the bridge in place. An artificial tooth (or teeth) called a pontic is placed in the space to fill the gap. Every traditional dental bridge is a minimum of 3 units (the two abutments and one pontic). The units of the bridge are connected and cemented to the teeth as one piece.

dental bridge - risas dental
The procedure itself is much like having two crowns made. The area will be numbed for your comfort, then each tooth will be shaped to allow space for the abutment crown to fit on top. An impression, or mold, will be taken of the teeth and sent to our dental lab while you wear temporary crowns in your mouth. In the lab, they will make your bridge out of ceramic glass to match the color and luster of your natural teeth. After a few weeks, you will return to see your Risas dentist and the permanent bridge will be cemented to your teeth.

Having a bridge requires additional special care when it comes to dental hygiene. The units of your bridge are connected, so you will not be able to floss in between the teeth included in the bridge. However, you still need to clean under the bridge.You may need to use floss threaders to get floss underneath the bridge,use interdental brushes, or invest in a water flosser to help keep your bridge healthy. Your dentist will go over all cleaning options with you at your appointment.
Risas Dental Home of the $3,000 Braces


No insurance? Sign up today for a low one-time fee to unlock up to 40% off our already low prices on dental treatments. Our exclusive Friends of Risas Membership plans are the perfect alternative to dental insurance, designed to make all the dental services we offer more affordable and accessible to all, whether it's just you or your entire family!
*Includes 20% discount when paid in full, with membership and $300 minimum treatment
Risas Dental Home of the $3,000 Braces

Three Unit Bridge

Risas Dental Home of the $3,000 Braces




crossmenuchevron-down-circle linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram