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Monday 9:00am - 6:00pm

Tuesday -Thursday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm

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Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday -Thursday
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Phone: 989-773-3560

900 E Bellows St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858


Dental Bridges: Do They Hurt?

dental bridges Extraction is the best way to preserve the gums and surrounding teeth when teeth are damaged beyond repair. However, being left with gaps in your mouth can cause serious functional problems that complicate basic tasks like eating and speaking. One option to consider for restoring your teeth is a dental bridge.

A common concern patients have about dental treatment is pain or discomfort. You may have heard that dentures can cause gum irritation and discomfort and wondered if bridges are similar. Luckily, there is no irritation from bridges as these are fixed to the surrounding teeth. When treatment is complete, your dental bridges will function as natural teeth.

Restore Missing Teeth Without Implants

When you have a missing tooth between two natural teeth, a bridge works by placing an artificial tooth between them; the real teeth are covered with crowns to serve as anchors for the bridge.

Dental bridges are an excellent choice if you are looking for a budget-friendly solution to replace a lost tooth. However, it is important to note that while they can restore function and improve your smile’s appearance, they do not prevent bone loss.

For this reason, you may get a bridge while awaiting an implant. Patients with multiple missing teeth can also use two implants to make a bridge.

How Long Does the Process Take?

For a dental bridge placed on natural teeth, treatment takes two to three visits that last one-and-a-half to two hours each. Those who need dental implants first will have to wait several months between treatments to ensure the implants have had adequate time to fuse to the jaw bone.

Patients with several missing teeth may also want to consider a partial denture; your dentist can suggest the best solution for your smile.

Schedule a Dental Bridge Consultation in Mt. Pleasant, MI

Dr. Kenneth Egger is proud to manage Mount Pleasant Dentistry. Since 1996, he has provided unwavering care to patients throughout the area for their general and restorative dental needs.

Please call the office at 989-773-3560 or submit an online form to request an appointment.