Build the Bridge to a Bright Smile

before and after dental bridgesThe loss of a tooth can have a severe impact on your smile. Missing several teeth may adversely affect not only your mouth's overall function, but your confidence as well. Fortunately, dental bridges serve to assist Kansas City, MO, patients who are suffering from tooth loss. Thus, your smile can both look and function naturally again! With restorative dentistry, you can enjoy the benefits of  improved oral health.

Dental bridges work as described, literally bridging gaps in your smile. The restoration consists of a prosthetic tooth (or teeth when more than one tooth is missing), which is secured by dental crowns placed on the natural teeth on either side of the gap created by the missing tooth. John P. Goodman, D.D.S. performs this beneficial restorative procedure at our state-of-the-art facility.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

Dental bridges provide numerous benefits for the patient, such as:

  • Assist ability to chew
  • Prevent remaining teeth from shifting
  • Reduces risk of periodontal disease
  • Lowers chances for tooth decay
  • May be supported by dental crowns
  • More stable than dentures
  • Less invasive placement than dental implants
  • Natural-looking and functioning
  • Long-lasting

Dr. Goodman also offers implant-supported bridges that have several additional benefits.

Placing Dental Bridges

The process of placing dental bridges is generally done in two stages at our Kansas City practice:

Stage 1: Dr. Goodman begins by preparing the natural teeth on either side of the gap. Once they are cleaned, he will remove part of the existing tooth structure in order to receive the dental crowns that will act as supports for the bridge (it may be necessary to use a local anesthetic for your comfort). We will then take an impression and send it to our laboratory where your permanent restorations will be customized to blend with your natural smile. Our dentist will provide you with temporary crowns and a bridge to protect your teeth and gums from further damage, while your new restorations are crafted.

Stage 2: Soon, your permanent dental bridge will be ready! When you return to our office, Dr. Goodman will replace your temporary restorations with the permanent crowns that attach the bridge, carefully securing them with cement or bonding solution. He will then make sure the new tooth restorations fit comfortably with every aspect of your smile.

Learn More about Dental Bridges

For more information about dental bridges, or to reserve an appointment at our Kansas City practice, please reach out to our cosmetic dentistry team today. We look forward to making new friends from Missouri and Kansas.

John P. Goodman, DDS

John P. Goodman, DDS We Give Kansas City a Reason to Smile!

Dr. John Goodman has more than two decades of experience serving the community of Kansas City, MO. He offers a comprehensive range of services to address all types of dental problems, and he accepts CareCredit® financing to make treatment as accessible as possible. 

To request a consultation, please fill out our online form or call us at (816) 842-8585.

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"My experience with Dr. John Goodman DDS was outstanding. The entire staff was courteous and very accommodating. Dr. Goodman made me feel very comfortable but also finally gave me hope for having that "beautiful smile" that we (with not so good teeth) always wish for. I left feeling elated and excited for the first time about a dental appointment."

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