Dental Bridge

Restoring the Function of Your Teeth

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What Is a Dental Bridge?

At French Smiles, we offer dental bridges as a restoration option for missing teeth. Tooth loss can happen for a variety of reasons, from decay to disease to injury. No matter the cause of the tooth loss, it’s important to fill in the gap to restore normal chewing function. One option is a dental bridge. The bridge replaces missing teeth with pontics and is supported by attaching to the natural teeth or implants on either side of the gap. Bridges can be made from a variety of materials that differ in cost, appearance and durability.

Why Get a Dental Bridge?

Replacing missing teeth is important for a number of reasons. The longer a tooth is gone, the more the surrounding teeth will shift towards the hole, affecting chewing and speech. The bone where the tooth was will also weaken over time. Even the shape of the face is affected by missing teeth! All of this is why many people with missing teeth lose confidence in their smile. A bridge will keep your natural teeth in place and give you a smile you can be confident in.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

There are numerous benefits to replacing missing teeth with a dental bridge, including:


  • Aesthetic Restoration: Dental bridges at French Smiles effectively restore the appearance of your smile by filling in gaps left by missing teeth. The custom design ensures a seamless integration with your natural teeth, providing a harmonious and natural-looking result.
  • Improved Functionality: Beyond aesthetics, dental bridges enhance the functionality of your bite. They restore proper chewing and speaking abilities, preventing difficulties often associated with tooth loss.
  • Prevention of Teeth Shifting: Gaps from missing teeth can lead to neighboring teeth shifting over time. Dental bridges maintain the alignment of surrounding teeth, preventing potential oral health issues and maintaining a stable bite.
  • Durable and Long-Lasting: Constructed from durable materials, dental bridges at French Smiles are designed to withstand the demands of daily use. With proper care, they can provide a long-lasting solution for missing teeth.

How to Take Proper Care of a Dental Bridge

In order to ensure that your dental bridge lasts as long as it should, make sure to follow these care tips:


  • Regular Oral Hygiene: Maintain good oral hygiene practices by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily. Pay special attention to the areas around and beneath the dental bridge to remove plaque and prevent decay.
  • Professional Check-ups: Schedule regular dental check-ups at French Smiles to ensure the ongoing health and integrity of your dental bridge. Professional cleanings and examinations help identify any potential issues early on.
  • Avoid Hard or Sticky Foods: While dental bridges are durable, it’s advisable to avoid excessive force on them. Refrain from biting on hard objects or chewing sticky foods to prevent damage.
  • Use a Soft-Bristled Toothbrush: Opt for a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean your dental bridge and the surrounding teeth. This helps maintain the longevity of both the bridge and your natural teeth.
  • Consider Night Guards: If you have a dental bridge and tend to grind your teeth at night, consult with French Smiles about using a night guard to protect both the bridge and your natural teeth from excessive wear.


By understanding the reasons to get a dental bridge, recognizing their benefits, and adopting proper care practices, individuals can enjoy a restored smile that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also functional and enduring.

Who Do We Recommend Bridges For?

Drs. French and Simmons recommend bridges for patients with bone loss or significant damage that rules out the possibility of implants. Once the bridge is in place, you will be able to enjoy effortless chewing of all your favorite foods. Call 770-985-2437 or email us to schedule an appointment so that we can see if a dental bridge is right for you! Call us today to set up a complimentary consultation!