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Dental Bridges – Waverly, IA

Invest in a Complete Smile

Your teeth are supposed to last for a lifetime, but that doesn't always happen. If you've lost a tooth or two, you don't have to live with gaps in your smile. Dr. Jonathan Smiley can replace your lost teeth with dental bridges. He uses the best materials to recreate your missing teeth using a durable solution that can last for many years.

Why Choose Smiley Family Dentistry for Preventive Dentistry?

  • Personalized Treatment Plans
  • Durable, High-Quality Materials
  • Natural-Looking Results

What is a Dental Bridge?

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A bridge is a dental prosthetic used to treat one or more lost teeth in a row. All-ceramic materials are used to recreate the portions of teeth above the gum line. They are carefully crafted to match the appearance of your real teeth to blend in seamlessly. The restoration is held in place using either crowns or dental implants.

Types of Dental Bridges 

Model of implant-supported bridge

You have several options to treat your tooth loss. Dr. Smiley will examine your mouth and learn more about your goals to determine which prosthetic is right for you, like:

Traditional Dental Bridge

A traditional bridge and crowns can fill the gaps in your smile quickly. It's an affordable, convenient solution that can last for 5 to 15 years before needing to be replaced.

Implant Bridge

Instead of using dental crowns to support your bridge, Dr. Smiley can insert 1-2 implant posts into your jawbone to anchor it in place. Unlike the traditional method, this replaces both the tooth roots and the crowns, creating the next best thing to real teeth. Dental implants have over a 95% success rate and are proven to last for 30 years or more with the correct aftercare, like brushing and flossing.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Bridge

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Missing teeth is more than an aesthetic problem. Every tooth is important for a healthy mouth. Your jawbone can shrink by up to 25% within the first year of losing a tooth because it isn't being stimulated by the root. Your bone will continue to deteriorate as time passes, increasing your risk of cavities, gum disease, and additional tooth loss.

A bridge will provide your remaining teeth with the support they need to prevent dental drift. This will improve your oral health and functions. Not to mention, you'll restore your confidence and a youthful appearance by filling the gaps.

A bridge is a tried and proven solution to treat consecutive lost teeth. You'll never think twice before showing off your pearly whites. It's not too late to replace your lost teeth. Request an appointment through our website or call our office at (319) 352-2270.