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Alan Paul Friz, DDS | Bridges in Huntingburg

Family and Implant Dentistry of Huntingburg, LLC


1411 N Chestnut Street                                                         
Huntingburg, IN 47542                                                         





Alan Paul Friz, DDS in Huntingburg IN

All Ceramic Bridge

Dental bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth. Your existing teeth are used to literally create a bridge to cross the area where your tooth is missing. Bridges are made from gold, metal, alloys, or porcelain to ensure that they are strong and durable.

The process of creating a bridge begins by creating abutments out of your existing teeth where the bridge will be attached. The existing teeth are recontoured to provide a base for the bridge. After the abutments have been shaped, an impression is taken of the area which is sent to a dental lab. The lab is able to use the impression to create a bridge that will fit properly and feel as close to your natural teeth as possible. The bridge consists of a crown on either end to place on the abutments and a pontic, which is the new tooth that replaces your missing tooth.  A temporary bridge will be placed while we wait for the lab to craft your custom bridge. This will protect the teeth and the exposed gum areas and look more appealing than having a missing tooth. When the custom bridge has been created, you will have a follow up visit to place the bridge. It will be placed on the abutments and Dr. Friz will then use an adhesive to make sure that the bridge stays in place.

The bridge may take a little while to get used to, but after a few days it should feel like you have your own teeth back again. You should eat soft foods  the day  your bridge is placed. 

This video has been helpful to our patients:

If you are missing a tooth you should strongly consider having it replaced. Besides the aesthetic disadvantage, having a missing  tooth can also cause structural changes to your mouth and jaw, as well as making it difficult to eat or speak properly. Set up an appointment today to restore your smile.