Dental Bridges

Generation of Smiles for over 90 Years

A dental bridge is a “bridge” that fills in the empty space between teeth. These can be attached to healthy teeth that have been topped off with dental crowns, or, alternatively, to dental implants. This simply depends on your individual case.

What is a Dental Bridge Made Of?

The false teeth on a dental bridge are typically made of resin or porcelain, but a dental bridge can also consist of metals (though rare these days).

What to Expect When Getting a Dental Bridge at West Columbia Dental

Getting a dental bridge takes about two visits to West Columbia Dental. Once we’ve determined that a bridge is right for you, we will “prepare” the teeth on either side of the gap. This means we will shave them down slightly to ensure that your bridge is a snug fit. If there are any cavities or other concerns, we will also address those before fitting you for a bridge. Once your teeth are prepared, we will take impressions so we gain an understanding of how the dental bridge must be shaped and send those off to our lab. While the lab creates your custom dental bridge, we will fit you with a temporary bridge that will protect your teeth (and the gap). 

At your second appointment when getting a dental bridge, your permanent dental bridge will be ready. We will place it and ask you how it feels. At this appointment, it is critical that you speak openly about how it fits. Since this is a long-term restoration, it needs to fit comfortably. We will make some minor adjustments until we get a perfect fit, at which point we will discuss care instructions.

Dental Bridges at West Columbia Dental

There are various types of dental bridges available–each of which meets different patients’ needs. Generally speaking, though, a dental bridge might be a good fit for you if you meet any of the following criteria:

  • You’re missing one or more teeth
  • Chewing and speaking comfortably (and properly) have become a challenge
  • Your face is showing signs of facial collapse, causing you to look older
  • Your teeth are starting to shift due to the gap

Dental Bridges at West Columbia Dental

For over 90 years, West Columbia Dental has taken great pride in providing exceptional dental care to patients of all ages. If you’re ready to improve your dental health and restore your smile, please book an appointment with us. We look forward to creating a memorable experience, giving you confidence, and prioritizing your comfort at all times.

Your Dental Health is in Good Hands

Dental visits can be nerve-wracking, but rest assured that we are fully committed to performing top-quality dental work. If there is any issue, we will take care of it and ensure you are pleased with the results.


West Columbia dental specializes in helping you achieve the beautiful, healthy smile of your dreams. Our comprehensive dental services includes family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry. Our friendly and professional team can help you enjoy your beautiful smile for years to come.