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Dental Bridges

Do you struggle to eat and speak properly due to one or more consecutive missing teeth?

A dental bridge can fill in the gaps to restore the function and appearance of your smile and improve your quality of life.

Dr. Steven L. Ollason in Albuquerque, NM, offers affordable options to restore your oral function with a dental bridge.

Types of Dental Bridges

Our Albuquerque dental practice offers two types of dental bridges:

Traditional Bridge

A traditional bridge involves placing dental crowns on two abutment teeth, natural teeth on either end of the gap. Your dentist must first remove a layer of enamel from these teeth for the dental crowns to fit properly. These crowns are connected to the artificial tooth or teeth, called pontics, that fill in the space.

Implant-Supported Bridge

Dental bridges can also be supported by two dental implants which are surgically placed in the jaw on either side of the gap. These implants are connected to the bridge and secure it in place. Our dentist can conveniently place your implants and bridge from our office in Albuquerque.

Bone Saving Benefits  of Dental Implants


Not only do implants provide superior stability for your custom restoration, but they also provide much-needed stimulation to the jawbone. Implants are the only restorative dentistry procedure that is proven to stop and prevent the jawbone atrophy that occurs after tooth loss.

Dental Bridge Treatment Timeline

Your treatment timeline may vary based on the type of bridge you receive and if you require preparatory treatments.
Your treatment timeline may vary based on the type of bridge you receive and if you require preparatory treatments.


During your initial consultation at our Albuquerque, NM, dental practice, our dentist will examine your mouth to determine if a dental bridge is right for you.

Dental Implants

If you're receiving an implant-supported bridge and need dental implants, they must be placed before we can proceed with treatment.

Tooth Prep

For traditional bridges, the surrounding teeth are reshaped to allow the dental crowns to fit securely.


Digital impressions are taken of your mouth so a local dental lab can craft your custom bridge. Digital technology eliminates the need for messy and uncomfortable putty impressions.


Using the impressions, our trusted lab crafts your custom dental bridge using high-quality materials that are shade-matched to blend with your natural teeth.


Once your bridge is complete, you will have an appointment for placement. The bridge is permanently bonded to the abutment teeth. If you received implants, your dentist will secure your dental bridge to the implants.

Have more questions? Contact us!

See How a Traditional Dental Bridge Is Placed

The teeth on both sides of the gap are reshaped to make room for the crowns. The crowns and pontic are then supported by these abutment teeth.

Happy Albuquerque Patients


Anita Foster


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My first visit was memorable for all the right reasons: pleasant, friendly professional staff, on-time and efficient exam - and Dr. Ollason was extremely helpful addressing concerns and questions. Best dental experience I have ever had! I am heading back for extensive work and have every confidence everything will go well.

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Maida Delgado


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Dr. Ollason and his staff are awesome. Since my initial visit, they greet me with the biggest smiles they comfort you and treat you with respect. Thank you all, especially Dr. Ollason.

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The team of dental professionals at New Mexico Smile Center

New Mexico Smile Center

Dr. Steve Ollason and the team at New Mexico Smile Center are dedicated to helping you create a healthy, radiant smile that lasts a lifetime. We are proudly affiliated with the: 

  • American Dental Association
  • New Mexico Dental Association

If you are ready to transform your smile, request a consultation online or call us at (505) 275-1663 to learn more

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This is a great dental practice--you won't find better in Albuquerque. Dr. Ollason is an excellent dentist and a very personable fellow.

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