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Bridges


Learn more about this service and request your appointment below!

More About Bridges


If you’re missing one or more teeth or have a gap in between teeth, a dental bridge may be the solution for you! In a nutshell, a bridge is connected to your existing teeth and is used to seal the gap.

Composed of materials such as gold, metal, alloys or porcelain, a dental bridge is strong, durable, and built to last many years.

First, an abutment (a connector), where the bridge will be placed, is created with the patient’s existing teeth. These teeth are reworked to act as a stable base for the bridge.

Once the abutments are formed, a mold is taken of the area.

The mold is sent to a dental lab where custom made bridge is built to form fit the patient in a way that feels as close to their natural teeth as possible.

While waiting for your permanent bridge, a temporary bridge will be placed in your mouth to protect the abutments and vulnerable gum areas.

Healing…

The healing process is typically a smooth one. While a new bridge may take a little bit of adjustment, after a few days it should feel just as normal as natural teeth. It’s recommended that you eat soft foods for a few days following the bridge placement and when comfortable transition to your regular habits. Of course, our team will go over all of this information with you during your visit.

Keep in Mind…

When considering restoring the smile one should take into account —aesthetics aside— that more severe problems can arise from a missing tooth. These include structural shifts in the mouth and jaw, which may results in difficulty eating or speaking normally.

Before we can actually perform the treatment, we recommend coming in for a consultation so we can discuss your case specifically and put together a few options for you.


Common Questions


When is a dental bridge needed?

If you have a missing tooth, the empty space can cause your other teeth to shift over time. A dental bridge is used to fill the empty space and preserve the structure of your teeth and smile.

How long does a dental bridge last for?

Most dental brindles will last between 10 and 15 years, but it ultimately depends on the amount of care and the level of hygiene practiced.

We strive to...


Value what you have to say and constantly work to satisfy your needs

Maintain an excellence in dentistry through continuing education courses and seminars.

Provide you with an environment that is calm, clean and collected

Invest in the latest modern technological advancements to ensure that your visit is as comfortable as possible

Insurance & Billing


We make the financial aspect simple and will direct bill major insurance providers. We know it’s not always easy to finance a dental situation but we are happy to work with you on payment arrangements to take some of the stress off your shoulders. We accept CareCredit at our practice.

Why Choose Our Practice


A KIND AND HOSPITABLE ATMOSPHERE


You can talk to us. We will ease your anxiety and assure that you are fully informed by answering all of your questions. When all is said and done, we can even have fun.

A PRACTICE THAT EMBRACES CHANGE


We know that dentistry is not what is used to be. At our practice we use the latest modern technological advancements to ensure that your visit is as comfortable as possible.

5 STAR SERVICE THANKS TO YOU


We value what you have to say and we constantly work to satisfy your needs. Our first-rate service is because of you. Check out some of our online patient reviews!

Our Satisfied Patients


We are so thankful to all of our amazing patients who have taken the time to share their experiences on Google, Facebook, and other online sources.

I have used Dr. Owens for 15+ years and he has always made sure I am comfortable and ok during procedures. Great dentist and his staff is always super friendly and welcoming!

Dog M.

Rating: 5/5

Contact us and let us help you achieve your smile goals today.


3511 Cypress St
West Monroe, LA 71291

Office Hours


Mon: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thurs: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri - Sun: Closed

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