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
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.
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.
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See How a Traditional Dental Bridge Is Placed
Happy Albuquerque Patients
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.View on Google
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.View on Google