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Dental Bridges

Missing teeth can cause your other teeth to shift out of position, changing both your appearance and the function of your bite. If you have lost a tooth, Dr. Jeff Olson may recommend a dental bridge to close the gap in your smile, preserving the bite and shape of your face and your ability to chew and speak normally. Give us a call at 952-435-0355 to learn more about dental bridges in Burnsville, Minnesota, and schedule your consultation with our experienced dentist at Oak Ridge Dental.

If you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth in a row, we may recommend a dental bridge to restore your smile. A bridge is a fixed dental restoration, meaning it is nonremovable. The dental bridge is anchored in place through the use of two dental crowns, which are custom made to fit your smile and are placed on the teeth or dental implants next to the space left by the missing tooth. These crowns hold the artificial tooth in place to restore your smile, ensuring that your restoration will not easily shift or come loose. It typically requires only two visits to our practice to complete a dental bridge. Dental bridges are designed to last for many years and to restore the function, beauty and health of your smile.

Our dentist may recommend a dental bridge to improve your smile by:

  • Restoring your ability to speak, eat and chew normally

  • Alleviating excess stress on the bite

  • Improving the shape and volume of your face

  • Replacing an unwanted removable partial denture

  • Preventing the remaining natural teeth from moving out of position

  • Enhancing the appearance of your smile

We will help you determine whether a custom dental bridge is the right choice for restoring your smile after tooth loss. For more information, please call or visit us today.