A Dental Bridge Provides Complete Smiles Again

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When you have lost a tooth, or a few in a row, then the health, function, and even the appearance of your smile could suffer. Fortunately, we can help address minor tooth loss with a custom and comfortable dental bridge. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at how we place them, so you enjoy a full smile again.

The Impact of Minor Tooth Loss

When you have lost one to three teeth in a row, then this gap could threaten your oral health and lead to negative impacts on smile beauty. The surrounding teeth could drift as a result of the gap, which leads to misalignment and an increased risk of cavities and gum disease. The strain on your smile due to these missing teeth could lead to an increased risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). You could also have trouble eating your favorite foods, or even speaking clearly. Don’t live with these issues, instead talk to our team about a lifelike and custom dental bridge!

Designing Your Custom Prosthetic

To start designing your dental bridge, our team will numb the teeth on each side of the gap, known as abutment teeth. We then remove outer structure from them and take detailed digital images of your smile from multiple angles. We then combine these to create a 3D impression of the area, which we use in a dental lab to design and craft your dental bridge. The prosthetic will be made from ceramic, and will contain new teeth with crowns on one or both sides. The porcelain material can be shaded to blend with your smile, and can also handle daily bite forces and pressures with ease. You now return to the office for placement!

Securing Your Dental Bridge

When you return, we will check the fit to make sure your prosthetic fits comfortably and provides a balanced bite. We then connect the crown portions of the abutment teeth with a powerful bonding agent. This ensures it can last for years to come, restoring the health, function, and beauty of your smile, and reduce the risk of complications related to tooth loss. Our team can also provide care to help prevent the further loss of your teeth, such as managing gum disease with routine treatment. If you have any questions about how we replace missing teeth with a dental bridge, then contact our team today to learn more.


We want to help replace missing teeth with a lifelike and durable dental prosthetic. If you’re ready to schedule a visit for a custom dental prosthetic, then contact our Sunny Smiles location on N Zaragoza Rd in El Paso, TX at 915-849-9000.