Do you have one or more missing teeth? Losing a tooth can have a serious impact on your oral health. In order to enjoy optimal oral health and beauty, you will need to replace your lost teeth with a quality dental prosthesis, such as a dental bridge. At Brighton Family Dental Group, we can help you once again eat, speak, and smile with confidence and ease.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Bridges

Question: How does a dental bridge work?

Answer: A bridge is a prosthesis composed of an artificial tooth/teeth with crowns attached to each end. We may recommend this option for one or more missing teeth in a row. We prepare the natural teeth on either side of the gap and place the crowns on them, anchoring the prosthesis into place. The replacement will require periodic adjustment and will last about 10 to 15 years.

Question: Will my dental prosthesis look natural?

Answer: Yes. We will first take impressions of your teeth, which will be used to design and fabricate the dental bridge. Once complete, we will check the fit before permanently placing the prosthesis. As a result, your new teeth will look and function naturally, allowing you to smile and enjoy the foods you did prior to tooth loss.

Question: Who qualifies for this procedure?

Answer: We recommend this option for patients who have lost teeth, but not enough to qualify for dentures. The lost teeth should be in a row so the crowns can support them.

Question: Can implants be used to secure a prosthesis?

Answer: In some cases, patients may prefer dental implants to anchor the replacement into place. This means we won’t need to remove any tooth structure to make room for crowns. In addition, implants are known for lasting longer than traditional bridges.


Located in Brighton, MA, Brighton Family Dental Group features experienced dentists and an excellent range of in-office treatments for every member of your family who needs dental care. If you’d like to learn more, you can schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Thomas Villani or Dr. Richard Kondrat by calling our office at (617) 562-5210.