We understand the impact losing a tooth can have. From your overall appearance to your oral health, tooth loss can hurt your smile. In order to replace a missing tooth we can place a dental bridge. How does a dental bridge work?

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Bridges

Question: How does this differ from a dental implant?

Answer: A dental implant is held in place with a surgically placed titanium post. However, a dental bridge is anchored into place with dental crowns. We attach the crowns to the natural teeth on either side of the gap in your smile. The restorations hold the replacement tooth into place.

Question: Who can receive a prosthesis?

Answer: Anyone who loses one or more teeth in a row in the smile will typically qualify for a prosthesis. We will first examine your smile and assess your oral health and the factors behind your tooth loss. From there we can decide if a dental bridge is the best choice for replacing your missing teeth.

Question: Will people be able to tell I’m wearing a bridge?

Answer: No. We design the prosthesis based on impressions taken of your smile. This ensures new teeth that look natural. We also use porcelain to create your new teeth. This stain-resistant material looks natural and can withstand pressures and bite forces that teeth must endure.

Question: How long will my new teeth last?

Answer: On average, a dental bridge requires adjustment or replacement about once every 10 to 15 years. The prosthesis is long lasting and can help you eat, speak, and smile with confidence and ease. If you have any questions about restoring lost teeth we invite you to contact our office to schedule a consultation. We want to help you enjoy a whole and beautiful smile.


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.