Dental Bridges in Grand Rapids

Durable, long-lasting Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges

A bridge is used to replace a missing tooth and requires the adjacent supporting teeth to be altered.

A dental bridge is tooth replacement option for one or more missing teeth. It’s a one-piece restoration that consists of an artificial tooth anchored to two crowned teeth. Our bridges are made of proven-quality BruxZir® zirconia for back teeth or lovely IPS e.max® glass-ceramic porcelain for front teeth.

Drs. VanderLugt and Mulder have created hundreds of bridges. Their approach is conservative. They carefully evaluate your teeth, gums and jaw structure and see if a dental bridge is right for you.

Other options for a missing tooth

Dental Bridges in Grand Rapids

A dental implant is more conservative as there is no need to alter surrounding teeth.

After the necessary X-rays, exam and consultation, we go over the alternatives for your missing tooth. Because we try to preserve your natural teeth whenever possible, a dental implant is usually recommended as a superior option.

We consider a dental implant the number one tooth replacement solution. This is because it replaces the tooth root and doesn’t require the cutting down of healthy adjacent teeth, as a dental bridge does. An implant is also made of bio-friendly material and restores full chewing power.

However, if there is insufficient jaw bone to sustain an implant, or if the teeth next to the missing tooth are decayed or damaged and in need of crowns, a dental bridge might be the right solution. Our doctors will explain your options and the advantages of each.

Complimentary Dental Implant Consultation

Dental Bridges

We offer a free consultation so you can find out if dental implants are right for you.

If you have one or more missing teeth, see us and find out what your options are. We are happy to offer a free dental implant consultation to see if a dental bridge or an implant would be better for you.

  • Consultation with the doctor
  • Learn about the benefits of implants
  • Review your treatment options
  • Find out if you are a candidate for dental implants
  • Get your questions answered

To make an appointment, call 616.455.8400 or click here to request an appointment online.