(702) 699-9876

8605 S. Eastern Ave., Suite A, Las Vegas, NV 89123

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Dr. Joel Stokes

Eastern Canyon Dental
8605 South Eastern Ave., Suite A
Las Vegas, NV 89123
(702) 699-9876
 

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 8am - 7pm

(closed for lunch 1 - 2)

Friday by Appointment Only

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Eastern Canyon Dental is a proud member of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce and Henderson Chamber of Commerce. A Las Vegas Dentist and Henderson Dentist dedicated to serving our communities.

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Bridges

bridgeWhat Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?

 

Bridges: 

  • Restore your smile
  • Restore your ability to properly chew and speak
  • Maintain the shape of your face
  • Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position

 

What Types of Dental Bridges Are Available?


There are three main types of bridges:

  • Traditional bridges involve creating a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth, with a pontic in between. Traditional bridges are the most common type of bridge and are made of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.

 

What Is the Process for Obtaining a Dental Bridge?
During the first visit, the abutment teeth are prepared. Preparation involves recontouring these teeth by removing a portion of enamel to allow room for a crown to be placed over them. Next, impressions of your teeth are made, which serve as a model from which the bridge, pontic, and crowns will be made by a dental laboratory. Your dentist will make a temporary bridge for you to wear to protect the exposed teeth and gums while your bridge is being made.

 

During the second visit, your temporary bridge will be removed and the new permanent bridge will be checked and adjusted, as necessary, to achieve a proper fit. Multiple visits may be required to check the fit of the metal framework and bite. This is dependent on each individual's case. If the dental bridge is a fixed (permanent) bridge, your dentist may temporarily cement it in place for a couple of weeks to make sure it is fitting properly. After a couple weeks, the bridge is permanently cemented into place.