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When one or more of your teeth are missing, it is more than a cosmetic issue — missing teeth may cause your remaining teeth to shift. This can lead to extra tension in your bite, increased pain when chewing, or even trouble speaking. A dental bridge improves the health and appearance of your smile by covering gaps with a false tooth supported by either dental implants, your natural teeth, or a combination of both. At Wellesley Aesthetic Dental Group, our dental team offers custom-made bridges with high-quality materials that will help to restore the look and function of your smile. If you have one or more teeth missing from your smile, schedule a consultation with our team in Wellesley, MA to learn about your treatment options with a dental bridge.

Your mouth is carefully balanced and a gap may affect how well you can use it. Over time, gaps may lead to teeth shifting, causing problems with your bite (underbite, crossbite, overbite) and gum or jawbone atrophy. A dental bridge requires the surrounding teeth to be healthy enough to support the restoration, with sufficient jawbone density and gums. During a personalized and private consultation, we will examine your mouth and help you decide if a bridge is your best restoration option. From there, we can help you choose the best bridge type (cantilever, traditional, Maryland bonded, or resin bonded) and material (ceramic, porcelain, metal, and porcelain fused to metal).

I originally came to Dr Rafla in 2021 for an implant. I live in CT and I wasn't able to get an appointment in my area. Dr Rafla was recommended so I called. I got an appointment with a couple days. The implant was perfect and Dr Rafla is amazing. I have a dentist in Connecticut but I continue to see Dr. Rafla every six months for a cleaning and check up. The hygienists do an amazing job. My cleanings at Dr Rafla's office just feel cleaner than my regular dentist. I end up paying out of pocket, but it's worth it for the cleaning and the check up.

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Dr. Lee did an outstanding job on my 2 crows. Her assistant Jessica was very helpful during the procedure. Elizabeth is a wonderful hygienist and very knowledgeable. Liz at the desk was very helpful regarding my dental insurance questions. The Wellesley Office location is clean, bright, parking is available on-site with multiple spots. Office provide friendly environment. Thank you.

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Today was my first experience with Dr. Rafla and his wonderful, efficient, but most of all kind staff. I went to this very much dreaded appointment with no idea of what to expect. My poor teeth are so sore and they are making everything difficult. I have horrible gagging reflex which makes everything harder for those that are trying to take x rays to be able to guide me into having a proper diagnosis and treatment. Trust me when I say I was a difficult patient. I expected the doctor to say there wasn’t much hope for them. Instead after reviewing what I was giving him to work with he listed off the perfect game plan. All aspects would be easier on me and my issues and seem to offer a perfect solution. I hope Coach Bill Belechick has competition in writing a game plan. Dr Rafla can give him a run for his money. In no time at all Dr. Rafla had a plan devised to ease my pain and fix the pockets in my gums. I am anxious now to correct these problems and move forward with the plan Thank you Dr. Rafla and team for being both gentle and kind with me today.

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I had a few root canals done at my dentist and then the teeth cracked and needed to be extracted. I lived with the missing teeth till I found Dr Rafla and he explained that I needed a bone graph since it they had been missing so long..that took six months for the bone to regenerate and give him the depth for the implants...the implants were painless and done correctly I have been going back to them for 2 yrs to monitor the implant, check my receding gums and get a extensive cleaning every 6 months. I was then able to go back to my doctor and get Invisalign treatment. Without Dr Rafla this would not be possible. Yes I could have bought a new car, but I also could have had dental problems the rest of my life..I now don't worry and my smile is straight again.

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Once your supporting teeth are prepped and filed down, we will take digital images and dental impressions of your mouth so your custom bridge can be created. If needed, a temporary bridge or restoration can be placed while your custom one is being made. Once your restoration is ready, the needed areas of your mouth may be numbed with local anesthesia. The bridge will either be glued into its position or connected to implants, depending on the support selected during your consultation. We will adjust the position of your bridge so it is comfortable in your mouth and remains in place for years to come.

You should notice an improvement in the function and appearance of your teeth almost right away. Someone from our team will show you how to maintain your bridge; this will include the best way to clean it, what foods you should avoid (if any), and more. You may need to visit our Wellesley, MA office once more if your bridge's fit seems loose or uncomfortable in the first few weeks after placement. It is important to regularly clean your bridge and mouth since decay can still develop underneath the restoration. If you properly care for it, your custom bridge may last for several years. You need to schedule appointments at Wellesley Aesthetic Dental Group for your annual dental exams and bi-annual cleanings. At these examinations, we can evaluate the health and fit of your bridge to determine if it should be replaced or repaired.

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Dental bridges and other restorations are usually covered, in part, by most dental insurance companies. Our office will work with your dental insurance provider to calculate your out-of-pocket expenses. Wellesley Aesthetic Dental Group accepts several payment methods, including medical financing, to help make getting quality dental care more convenient. We will also help you choose the best bridge material and type to fit your needs and budget.

Even if you don't mind the way your smile looks with a missing tooth, it may turn into a bigger problem if you don't get it fixed. The mouth is carefully balanced, and even one missing tooth can cause shifting to happen, which may impact your entire mouth. Wellesley Aesthetic Dental Group is pleased to offer custom dental restorations that can improve the health and appearance of your mouth. Schedule a consultation with one of our dentists in Wellesley, MA to learn more about dental bridges and the different options to fit your specific needs.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.