If you have lost teeth, Dr. Dennis Sevel and Dr. Jose Antonio Alfonso may recommend dental bridges to replace them and restore your smile. Bridges close the gaps caused by missing teeth, improving your appearance as well as your oral health and function. To set up an appointment with our dentists and learn more about dental bridges in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, call Las Olas Family Dental & Implant Center at 954-859-1199.

Bring Back Your Confident Smile with Dental Bridges

If you have lost a single tooth or several teeth in a row, we have a solution to bring back your confident smile: a dental bridge. This is like a permanent puzzle piece that fits right into your mouth. Picture it as a bridge that’s securely built, not something you can take in and out like dentures.

The Process of Getting a Dental Bridge

To make this bridge, we create two special caps, known as dental crowns, designed just for your teeth. These crowns act as strong anchors, placed on the teeth beside the empty space where your tooth used to be. They grip onto a false tooth, which fills in the gap and brings back your complete smile. With this setup, you won’t need to worry about your new tooth moving around or falling out. The bridge will be like a solid part of your mouth.

Getting this done won’t take much of your time. Just two trips to our practice, and your dental bridge will be all set. These bridges are built to last many years, ensuring your smile is both healthy and beautiful.

Why might our dentists suggest a dental bridge for you? Here are some great reasons:

  • Back to Normal: Bridges bring back your ability to talk, eat, and chew just like before.
  • Balancing Act: They help even out the force when you bite down, avoiding extra strain on your jaw.
  • Face Value: Bridges can help your face look more natural by keeping its shape and fullness.
  • No More Reminders: If you dislike removable partial dentures, bridges can replace those with a fixed solution.
  • Stay Put: Natural teeth tend to shift when there’s a gap. Bridges prevent that from happening.
  • Smile Upgrade: Bridges also make your smile shine, boosting its appearance.


What makes dental bridges a popular choice for tooth replacement?

Dental bridges are popular due to their natural appearance, durability and ability to blend seamlessly with existing teeth. They are designed to mimic the translucency and color of natural teeth, providing a more aesthetically pleasing option.

Are dental bridges suitable for everyone?

While dental bridges are suitable for many patients, they may not be ideal for everyone. Factors such as the condition of the surrounding teeth, gum health and overall oral hygiene play a role in determining suitability. A thorough dental examination is necessary to decide if this option is right for you.

What is the process of getting a dental bridge?

The process typically involves several steps. First, the abutment teeth are prepared by removing a small amount of enamel to make room for the crowns. Then, impressions are taken to create a custom bridge. A temporary bridge is placed while the permanent one is being made. Once ready, the permanent bridge is fitted, adjusted and cemented into place.

Can I eat normally with a dental bridge?

Yes, once the dental bridge is properly fitted and you have adjusted to it, you should be able to eat most foods without issue. Still, refrain from hard foods that could damage your restoration.

How do I care for my dental bridge?

Caring for your dental bridge involves maintaining good oral hygiene. This includes brushing twice a day, flossing daily and using an antibacterial mouthwash. Regular dental visits are also important to check the integrity of the bridge and overall oral health.

Will a dental bridge affect my speech?

Initially, you might experience slight changes in your speech as you get used to the dental bridge. However, most people adapt quickly, and any speech issues typically resolve within a few days.

Can a dental bridge be repaired if it gets damaged?

Depending on the extent of the damage, a dental bridge can sometimes be repaired. Minor chips or cracks can often be fixed, but significant damage might require the bridge to be replaced.

How does a dental bridge compare to other types of dental bridges?

Dental bridges are favored for their aesthetic appeal and strength. Compared to metal or resin-bonded bridges, porcelain bridges provide a more natural look and are more durable. However, the best choice depends on individual needs and preferences.

What are the risks associated with dental bridges?

Like any dental procedure, dental bridges come with potential risks, including tooth sensitivity, decay of the abutment teeth, and gum disease. However, these risks can be minimized with proper dental care and regular check-ups.

Schedule a Consultation to Get Started

We are here to guide you in deciding if a personalized dental bridge is the way to bring back your smile after losing a tooth. Get in touch with us today for more information – just give us a call or come by for a visit. Your confident smile is our priority.

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