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Dental Bridges

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Implant Supported Bridge pictured on black background at Bird Family Dental Boise.

Bridging the Gap for a Complete Smile at Bird Family Dental

Key Takeaways:

  • Dental bridges are a popular solution for replacing missing teeth.

  • They consist of one or more prosthetic teeth anchored by crowns on adjacent teeth.

  • Bird Family Dental in Boise, Idaho, offers expert consultation and fitting of dental bridges.

  • Bridges restore functionality and aesthetics to your smile.

  • For more information or to book an appointment, call (208) 322-1263 or visit

Introduction: The Role of Dental Bridges in Restorative Dentistry

Missing teeth can impact more than just your smile; they affect your ability to chew and speak, and can lead to further dental issues. At Bird Family Dental, we understand the importance of a complete, functional smile. Dental bridges are one of the key restorative options we provide to fill the gaps left by missing teeth, restoring both functionality and confidence.

What Are Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges are prosthetic devices used to replace one or more missing teeth. They consist of a false tooth or teeth, known as pontics, which are anchored onto adjacent teeth or implants. Bridges can be made from various materials, including porcelain, gold, alloys, or a combination, offering both durability and aesthetic appeal.

Types of Dental Bridges

Options Tailored to Your Needs

  • Traditional Bridges: Involve creating a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth, with a pontic in between.

  • Cantilever Bridges: Used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth.

  • Maryland Bonded Bridges: Made of porcelain fused to metal or plastic teeth and gums, supported by a metal or porcelain framework.

The Process of Getting a Dental Bridge

A Step-by-Step Overview

  1. Consultation and Planning: Our team assesses your oral health and discusses the best bridge option for you.

  2. Preparation of Adjacent Teeth: The teeth next to the missing tooth are prepared for crown placement.

  3. Impressions: We take impressions of your teeth to create a custom bridge.

  4. Temporary Bridge: A temporary bridge is placed while your custom bridge is being made.

  5. Fitting of the Permanent Bridge: Once ready, the permanent bridge is fitted, adjusted, and cemented into place.

Benefits of Choosing Dental Bridges

  • Restored Smile: Bridges fill the gaps, enhancing the appearance of your smile.

  • Improved Chewing and Speaking: They restore the functionality of your teeth.

  • Maintaining Facial Shape: Bridges prevent facial sagging caused by missing teeth.

  • Preventing Misalignment: They stop remaining teeth from shifting out of position.

Caring for Your Dental Bridge

Maintaining a dental bridge is similar to caring for your natural teeth. Regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings at Bird Family Dental are essential for the longevity of your bridge.

Why Choose Bird Family Dental for Your Dental Bridge?

Our team at Bird Family Dental combines expertise with compassionate care. We use the latest technology and materials to ensure your bridge is not only functional but also matches the natural appearance of your teeth.

Addressing Common Concerns

  • Durability: With proper care, dental bridges can last many years.

  • Comfort: Most patients adjust quickly to their new bridges, experiencing no discomfort.

  • Aesthetics: We strive for a natural look, matching the color and shape of your natural teeth.

Conclusion: Completing Your Smile with Confidence

Dental bridges are a time-tested solution for missing teeth, offering a blend of functionality and aesthetic appeal. At Bird Family Dental in Boise, Idaho, we are dedicated to helping you achieve a complete and confident smile.

Schedule Your Consultation

Ready to explore how a dental bridge can enhance your smile? Contact Bird Family Dental at (208) 322-1263 or visit to schedule a consultation. Our team is here to guide you through every step of the process.

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Bird Family Dental

1744 N Mitchell St,

Boise, ID 83704

(208) 322-1263

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