FAMILY, ESTHETIC, & PROSTHODONTIC DENTISTRY
CREATING BEAUTIFUL SMILES

(707) 745-8002142 East D Street, Benicia, CA 94510

Newly Expanded Location! 172 East D Street, Benicia, CA 94510

Dental Bridges
Fixed Bridge

A bridge may be used to replace a single tooth. A bridge consists of both a false tooth, called a pontic and the anchors (abutment crowns) that support the pontic. The entire structure spans the space vacated by the missing tooth.


Neighboring tooth structure is removed shaping them to receive an anchor crown. An impression is then taken and sent to a dental lab where they fabricate the bridge.


The structure part of the bridge is created with a strong metal alloy that can handle the anticipated stresses.


Tooth-like porcelain is then fused to the structure. Once the bridge is tested for a correct fit, the anchor crowns are cemented to the neighboring teeth.

Bonded Bridge

The most conservative approach when attempting to replace a missing tooth is a bonded bridge. It is also often referred to as a Maryland Bridge. An impression of the area is taken and a new tooth referred to as a pontic is formed. Attached to the pontic on either side are abutments or 'wings' that will support the pontic. The most common type of Maryland Bridge uses abutments that are cemented on the backside of the adjoining teeth and hold the pontic in place where the missing tooth used to be. The adjacent teeth may need to be slightly modified to accept the 'wings' of the pontic. The advantage of this type of procedure is that you are not having to put full coverage crowns on the adjoining teeth.

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Carquinez Dental Group would love to meet you and your family and provide you with the dental care you need and give you all smiles you deserve!

Please contact our office by giving us a call at (707) 745-8002 today.

You will be put in touch with our wonderful front office team members, who can assist you with any questions you may have. We would love to get you scheduled for an appointment to come in and see us.

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