Dental Bridges in Vail, AZ

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Dental Bridges: A Path To A Complete Smile

At Vail Family Dentistry, we understand the importance of a full, healthy smile. That’s why we offer expertly crafted dental bridges, tailored to restore the beauty and functionality of your smile. A dental bridge is more than just a solution; it’s a step towards regaining your confidence and oral health.

What Is A Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is designed to fill the gap created by one or more missing teeth. It consists of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap (the abutment teeth), and a false tooth or teeth (known as pontics) in between. These pontics can be crafted from a variety of materials including gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination, ensuring a natural and aesthetically pleasing look.

Why Choose A Dental Bridge?

Our dental bridges offer multiple benefits:

  • Smile with Confidence: Fill the gaps in your smile and boost your self-esteem.
  • Improved Chewing and Speaking: A full set of teeth makes everyday activities like eating and talking easier.
  • Maintain Facial Structure: Bridges help preserve the natural shape of your face.
  • Evenly Distributed Bite: Replacing missing teeth helps in evenly distributing the forces in your bite.
  • Protect Your Dental Health: Prevent remaining teeth from shifting and maintain overall oral health.

Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Bridges

What is the Vail Family Dentistry Bridge Procedure?

Our bridge procedure is thorough, ensuring a comfortable and successful outcome:

  1. First Visit – Preparation: Our dentist prepares the abutment teeth by recontouring and removing a portion of enamel. This is to ensure a perfect fit for the crowns. We then take impressions of your teeth, which serve as the blueprint for your custom bridge, pontic, and crowns.
  2. Temporary Bridge: A temporary bridge is fitted to protect your teeth and gums while your permanent bridge is crafted in our state-of-the-art dental lab.
  3. Second Visit – Fitting the Permanent Bridge: We carefully remove the temporary bridge and fit your new permanent bridge. Adjustments are made as needed to ensure a comfortable and precise fit. Depending on individual needs, multiple visits may be necessary to check the fit and bite.

Am I a good candidate for a dental bridge?

Anyone missing one or more teeth and with good oral health is typically a good candidate. It’s important that the surrounding teeth are healthy enough to support the bridge. If you have other dental issues, we recommend addressing them first. This may involve treating gum disease or decay before proceeding with a bridge.

Will my dental bridge look natural?

Absolutely. Our bridges are designed to match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless and aesthetic appearance.

How does a dental bridge differ from dentures or implants?

Unlike dentures, which are removable, a bridge is cemented to existing teeth or implants and is not taken out. Implants require surgery and integrate with the jawbone, while bridges use existing teeth as support.

What is the cost of a dental bridge?

The cost of dental bridges can vary based on the number of teeth needed to fill the gap and the materials used. We offer a detailed consultation to provide a precise estimate and discuss payment and financing options. Call the Vail Family Dentistry office today.

How do I care for my dental bridge?

Good oral hygiene is crucial. Brush twice daily, floss daily, and use an antiseptic mouthwash to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Regular check-ups at Vail Family Dentistry are also essential.

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Composite White Fillings

The composite white filling is an increasingly popular alternative to the traditional silver amalgam filling. Unlike amalgam fillings, composite fillings are virtually invisible, and our team at Vail Family Dentistry can shade them according to the color of your teeth, creating a perfect match and giving you a beautiful, white smile!

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap with a false tooth in between. Made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials, bridges restore your smile, prevent further tooth misalignment, and help you chew comfortably.


Dental Bonding is among the easiest and least expensive cosmetic dental procedures. The resin used in bonding can be shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth. Bonding benefits both your oral health and improves your appearance by repairing damage, minor flaws, and irregularities in the surface of your teeth. This process is a wonderfully effective and affordable way to make cosmetic improvements to your smile.


Many patients choose veneers as a custom-made option to make their smile sparkle naturally when they want to have a smile that is more vibrant.

Veneers entirely cover the damaged tooth with a long-lasting hard coating that enables it to nearly resemble the color of natural teeth, making them one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures. Dental veneers are  used to fix chipped, stained, misaligned, worn down, uneven or abnormally spaced teeth.

Reach out to us today - Because healthy teeth matter!

We believe in making you feel at home. Call us today at (520) 762-3236 to talk about getting the smile of your dreams! You can also use the contact form to email us.

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A featured review of Vail Family Dentistry from a Vail, AZ dental patient neighbor.


5 Star Dental Patient Review

“An Awesome Experience!”

What an awesome experience! After having a horrible experience with another Vail Dentist Office, I decided to switch to Vail Family Dentistry. There was absolutely no comparison. Vail Family Dentistry had friendly knowledgeable reception staff, and the people in the back were wonderful as well. Dr. David was AMAZING. So nice and caring and NO UP SELLING. He looked at my X-rays, he proposed a cleaning, and that was it. He spent time with me discussing issues I had, gave me advice on how to handle them at home, game me supplies to use, and was kind to my 8 year old who I brought with me. I cannot thank them enough for restoring my faith in humanity, and alieving my fears of the dentist. The prices were fair, and I couldn’t be happier. I highly recommend Vail Family Dentistry. ~Chrystal Patterson
Vail Family Dentistry Office
Vail Family Dentistry
Dentist in Vail, AZ

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