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Dental Bridges

"I had my 6 month check up today and what a treat! No one likes spending time at the dental office but when I am at Rye Smiles for Life it is such a relaxing atmosphere, like a treat for myself. Lou is so gentle, through, very informative and a true professional. You never feel like a number but more like visiting family. From the time you walk through the front door you are made to feel welcome. Thank you Dr. Rye and staff for being the BEST at what you do. "


Unlike restorations that use removable appliances or partial dentures to replace missing teeth, dental bridges, often referred to as “fixed dentures,” are cemented in place. Crafted of porcelain (or porcelain fused to metal), dental bridges fill in missing teeth by attaching to crowns, dental implants, or natural teeth on either side of the unwanted gap. Creating a dental bridge requires at least two visits to our office: one to take impressions of the mouth and determine the type of bridge needed by the patient; and a second to install the custom-made bridge. Once installed, dental bridges can last five years or longer.

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