The Dental Practice You Can Count on for Long-Lasting, Affordable Dental Bridges in Columbia, SC

Missing teeth can significantly impact an individual’s confidence and oral health. Beyond the visible gap in a smile, missing teeth can lead to difficulty chewing and speaking, and potentially cause shifts in the alignment of remaining teeth. At Brickyard Dental Group, we understand the challenges individuals with missing teeth face, and are proud to offer exceptional restorative dentistry solutions, such as dental bridges, to families in and around Columbia, South Carolina. We offer convenient appointment times and reasonable payment options, and we accept most insurance plans. In short, we provide premium dental care without premium prices.

What Are Dental Bridges?

A dental bridge is a fixed dental restoration that fills the gap between two teeth. The natural teeth on either side of the gap are prepared to allow the bridge to attach which require crowns. These will support the bridge that the dentist will fix into the gap. A lab usually produces the dental bridge out of gold, alloys, or porcelain. Once the bridge is fixed into place, it is supported by the natural teeth or implants around the gap and won’t come out unless a dentist removes it.

Dental Bridges vs. Dental Implants

Dental implants are more commonly used than dental bridges, but complicated medical histories, finances, and patients’ desires may sometimes dictate that a bridge is a preferred option. Your dentist will work closely with you to make the best decision on which treatment is right for you.

How Do Dental Bridges Improve Quality of Life?

If you are missing multiple teeth, a dental bridge can positively impact your oral health by:

  • Restoring normal functions – Dental bridges bring back the ability to speak, eat, and chew as normal, allowing individuals to enjoy a comfortable daily life.
  • Alleviating bite stress – By providing a stable and functional dental structure, bridges help alleviate excess stress on the bite, promoting optimal dental function.
  • Eliminating the need for removable dentures – Dental bridges offer a fixed and secure solution for a seamless and hassle-free smile.
  • Preventing tooth shifting – Dental bridges play a crucial role in preventing the remaining natural teeth from shifting out of position, maintaining proper alignment and oral health.

Beyond functionality, a dental bridge also enhances the appearance of a smile, providing a boost in confidence.

What to Expect

The process of getting a dental bridge usually requires two visits.

The first visit involves preparing the teeth on either side of the bridge, formally known as abutment teeth, to receive crowns. Then an impression of your teeth is made to model a dental bridge consisting of the crowns and pontic, the replacement tooth. A temporary bridge is usually set in place to protect any exposed teeth and gums.

During the second visit, the temporary bridge will be removed, and the permanent bridge will be fixed into place. At this time, your dentist will adjust the bridge for a perfect fit. A follow-up visit may be recommended to perfect the fit of the bridge.

Discover if a Dental Bridge Is Right for You

Trust the seasoned experts at Brickyard Dental Group to improve the appearance and functionality of your smile with our restorative dental services. To find out if a dental bridge is right for you, get in touch with us today to schedule a visit to our Columbia, SC, office.

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"I went here after moving and not going to the dentist for several years. They were able to get my teeth back happy and clean! Not to mention, their new office is so nice with new technology and comfy chairs. I will keep going back because of how nice they are and how much they care about their patients!"

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Tampa, FL

"I'm a first-time patient, unfortunately, I was late and brought the wrong insurance information.  Princess, the receptionist was excellent! She was able to multitask between me, the staff and other clients walking in with a warm and welcoming smile and greeting. Very professional. It's hard to find good customer service anywhere but Brickyard nailed it perfectly with Princess!"

Rachel T.

Tampa, FL

"Doctor Barno and his staff are awesome. When you walk in the door you feel like you're a friend or family, And the work he does is great quality. Looking for a new dentist give Brickyard Dental Group a call."

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Tampa, FL

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