Restore Your Smile With A Custom Dental Bridge
Have You Considered a Dental Bridge?
Do you have a gap in your smile due to missing teeth? Whether the result of injury, decay, or just the natural aging process, a dental bridge may be the answer.
Imagine a shelf full of books. When one is removed, the books next to it have a tendency to slide into the empty space. The same thing happens when you lose a tooth. The neighboring teeth have nothing to hold them in place. Eventually the teeth move, creating gaps and hard-to-clean spaces. This can lead to problems with your bite, bone loss, gum disease, and tooth decay.
The Benefits Of A Dental Bridge
- Lets you speak, eat, and smile confidently
- Evenly distributes the force of your bite
- Keeps teeth and bite in healthy alignment
- Looks and functions like natural teeth
Is a dental bridge right for you? Find out during your consultation with Mark S. Riederer, D.D.S.
Similar to a removable denture, a removable bridge may be recommended when bone loss has already occured in the jaw.
A removable dental bridge features a gum-colored base in addition to the false teeth. This base helps maintain a healthy and natural appearance even in the case of bone loss or gum disease.
The bridge then uses metal clasps to attach to the neighboring teeth or dental implants.
Fixed bridges are more permanent restorations that are cemented in place. They are most commonly recommended in cases where the jaw bone is still healthy enough to support the restoration.
A fixed bridge fills a gap by attaching durable crowns to the neighboring teeth — also known as the anchor teeth. These anchor teeth are then used to hold the bridge in place.
Dr. Mark S. Riederer Is Here For You
Dr. Mark S. Riederer trained at the Kois Center — one of the most highly regarded dental institutions in the world. He received advanced training in dental restorations and is an expert at evaluating the needs of his patients. During your consultation he will discuss your options, explain possible risk factors, and help you make the right decision for your smile and your health.
Call (907) 789-3100 today to schedule your consultation.
No Dental Insurance? No Problem.
Get the compassionate, high-tech dental care you need with our affordable payment plan that:
- Pays for the cost of needed preventive care, including dental exams and cleanings
- Allows you to receive fluoride treatments and x-rays
- Provides great discounts on treatments for tooth decay and gum disease
“Dr. Riederer listened to my concern and took care of the problem. I’m incredibly impressed and grateful to him.”
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Bridges
Will dental insurance pay for my bridge?
If you have dental insurance, we’ll help make sure you maximize the benefits available to you. Our front office staff can help you determine what’s covered and estimate your out-of-pocket expense. And if you don’t have dental insurance, we offer flexible in-house payment plans and other options to help you pay for the care you need.
Call our office at (907) 789-3100 to learn more.
Will my bridge last forever?
With proper care and maintenance, your dental bridge may last for up to 20 years. However, in some cases a bridge may become chipped and need to be replaced. Additionally, if the supporting teeth are damaged by decay or disease, the bridge itself may become unstable and other treatment options may need to be considered.
Our Juneau Dentist Office
Address: 9309 Glacier Highway, Suite A101, Juneau, AK 99801
Phone: (907) 789-3100
Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 7:30AM - 5:00PM, Mondays by appointment only
We’re located in the professional plaza across from the Best Western.
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