About Dental Bridges
There are several types of dental bridges, and all are designed to replace one or more missing teeth, filling in gaps with natural-looking prosthetics. A quality bridge can restore full dental function and also help you feel more confident about your appearance.
A well-made dental bridge provides stability, making it easier to chew food and speak with confidence without concern that your prosthetic will slip out of place. A custom bridge can also provide cosmetic benefits by filling out contours to prevent a sunken appearance around the lips and chin.
Traditional fixed dental bridges are attached to dental crowns placed over healthy, adjacent teeth. Dr. Dovgan’s top quality bridge appliances are generally made of porcelain or porcelain-fused-to-metal. Our office uses CEREC technology, allowing us to offer teeth-in-a-day for implants patients. This computerized system allows Dr. Dovgan to design and create a custom bridge right in the office.
With decades of experience in prosthodontics, Dr. Dovgan can design a bridge with a custom, snug fit. It will be necessary to have a bridge appliance periodically adjusted, because tooth loss causes bone disintegration in the jaw. You can prevent bone resorption with the placement of dental implants which provide regenerative signals to your jaw bone, preventing any further tissue loss.
While a dental bridge is sometimes called a partial denture, a full-arch implant bridge can replace an entire row of missing teeth. An implant-supported bridge provides ideal stability and requires no fit adjustments. The bridge is entirely supported by dental implants, which are titanium posts surgically placed in the jaw bone.
A quality bridge can restore full dental function and also help you feel more confident about your appearance.
Implants are designed to provide a sturdy anchor for prosthetic teeth, and they work extremely well. Many patients who choose an implant-supported bridge report that their prosthetic feels very similar to having their own natural teeth.
After you receive your implants, you will use a temporary bridge until your jaw has fully healed, a process that typically takes anywhere from four to six months. When you are fully healed, you can return to receive your permanent dental bridge. Our implant bridges are available in porcelain or zirconia, a premium material that provides optimal durability and aesthetics.
Choose Dr. Dovgan for Your Restorative Needs
You can count on Dr. Dovgan, who has an excellent reputation in Arizona and beyond, for all of your dental care needs. He has decades of experience as a restorative dentist and implantologist. In addition to teaching and lecturing, he regularly provides expert testimony for legal cases involving dental quality standards.
Once Dr. Dovgan has restored your smile, you should schedule regular cleanings and exams to ensure the longevity of your optimal oral health. In addition to general dentistry, Dr. Dovgan can also perform a number of cosmetic procedures to dramatically transform your smile.
Contact Our Office
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dovgan, our friendly office staff is available to help. You can call our office at (602) 867-1899 or contact us online. We can help coordinate insurance and also provide information about flexible payment plans.