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Dental Bridges

We Provide Excellent Dental Bridges to Meet Your Needs at CarolinasDentist

Fixed & Removable Bridges

At CarolinasDentist, we can help you bridge the gap to restore your teeth to a more natural and vibrant-looking smile, making it easier to eat and speak naturally. CarolinasDentist offers fixed bridges as well as removable bridges. The first is anchored in place by crowns on either side. The second is attached to the surrounding teeth with a metal framework. Dental bridges are very durable and should last for years, but you may need to have them re-cemented due to normal wear.

A dental bridge is a secure prosthesis and the perfect permanent anchor to help replace missing teeth

There are several types of bridges, so it is important to talk with your dentist to discuss the best treatment options for your particular case. The traditional bridge remains the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal. Porcelain fixed bridges are quite popular as they most resemble your natural teeth. This type of bridge consists of two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

Dental bridges are strong and sturdy and should last you many years. They may need replacement or need to be re-cemented due to normal wear.

Reasons for a fixed bridge:

  • Fill space of missing teeth
  • Maintain facial shape
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
  • Restore chewing and speaking ability
  • Restore your natural smile
  • Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance

What’s involved with getting a fixed bridge?

Getting a bridge usually requires a couple of visits. While the teeth are numb, the two anchoring teeth are prepared by removing a portion of enamel to allow for a crown. Next, a highly accurate impression (mold) is made which will be sent to a dental laboratory where the bridge gets made. A temporary bridge will be made and worn for several weeks until your next appointment.

At the second visit, your permanent bridge will be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented to achieve the correct fit. Your dentist may temporarily cement the bridge, allowing your teeth and tissue time to get used to the new bridge. If this is the case, the new bridge will be permanently cemented at a later time.

You will receive care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new permanent bridge.

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  • The best dental experience I have had in years, and my 2 year old son also had a grand time getting his dental exam done. Quite impressive!!!

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    Roxanne
    11/04/2020

    Outstanding customer service. I’m usually nervous about going to the dentist, but all the staff are completely professional and caring. They got me relaxed and went through the whole process about what they recommend for a treatment plan and presented it to me in a language that I could understand... Read More

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    Alex Cupernall
    8/03/2021

    CarolinasDentist Porters Neck has an amazing staff. Everyone was extremely friendly and worked together seamlessly to provide a very comfortable patient experience as well as phenomenal dental care. Dr. Meghan Manisero and her staff are absolutely awesome!!!

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    E. J. Hubbard
    8/06/2021
  • Dr. Bava and his team are absolutely the best! They are extremely friendly and knowledgeable and make you feel very comfortable (if dental offices stress you out). They explain everything step by step and constantly ensure you are comfortable and work with you. Highly recommend! I drive 45 minutes just... Read More

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    Samantha Dzienisiewicz
    7/16/2021

    I had such a great experience this morning with a Zoom whitening procedure. The office is beautiful and clean, and the staff are so friendly. I am so pleased with my results !

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    Emily Beale
    8/24/2021

    My first time here and my visit was very pleasant. From receptionist to the Dentist were very courteous and professional. They explained in detail everything they were doing and if I had questions they were happy to answer them. I had a cleaning and a filling replaced in the same... Read More

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    ric rosel
    5/23/2021
  • Took me in for an emergency without an appointment. Extremely nice people and they are using all the latest equipment in the dentistry industry. Some very cool stuff..

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    Frank Genovese
    8/27/2021

    Great location, and awesome staff, especially Victoria! She made sure everything was explained thoroughly to me and was so nice. Very welcoming atmosphere!

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    Kate Woolard
    10/14/2021

    I just went and got a deep cleaning and X-rays and my hygienist Deeja was AMAZING! I have bad dental anxiety but she talked me through everything and made me feel so at ease. The dentist was very nice and knowledgeable!

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    Sierra Shofner
    9/24/2021
  • The whole experience was so fun and like nothing I have ever experienced at a dentist’s office. So happy with the service. Great hygienist (Brooke) and the doctor is great too! 10/10

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    Alejandra Paola
    6/09/2021

    My experience here has been amazing! Brooke was the best hygienist I’ve ever had! She is very thorough but very gentle. I could've laid there all day! Everyone in the office has such great energy. Never thought I’d say I’m looking forward to my next cleaning ???? highly recommend !

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    Emily
    8/27/2021

    My neighbors recommended this dental practice and I can see why. It's a cheerful and soothing atmosphere with advanced equipment, including heated massage chairs. I've never felt so relaxed at a long dental appointment. So glad to be with Carolinas Dentist.

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    Sarah Schultz
    10/06/2021
  • Office was very clean and nice. Staff were all amazing. Answered all my questions and went over what to expect. I have dental anxiety and they made me feel at ease!

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    Stephanie Lear
    7/13/2021

    Went in for a root canal and a filling on the same day!This dentist is so gentle even with my super tiny mouth. 🙂 The best point is getting to watch some "Wheel Of Fortune" and "Grown Up" on the tv.Definitely over my dental fears.

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    Maggie East
    9/29/2021

    I can’t say enough about how excellent my recent experience was at Carolina’s Dentist. The reception staff was kind and helpful. The facilities were both clean and welcoming. Most importantly, my hygienist, Krista, was exceptional and I can’t wait to come back for my next appointment. I would recommend this... Read More

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    Alex Mostella
    10/16/2020
  • Dr. Steddum is the best! I have been seeing her for over two years and glad she is at the Cary location! All the staff is very nice and made sure I felt comfortable the entire time I was there and understood what they were doing!

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    David Saunders
    9/21/2021

    I had an awesome experience, my tooth was chipped, scheduled the same day. Signed in to the office and next i noticed I was sitting in the chair watching this amazing dentist and assistant collaboratively work together to have the fantastic final result a beautiful tooth that... Read More

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    carron casillas
    10/12/2021

    Had an urgent dental issue a d the staff got me in today!! I’m so thankful! Everyone was super friendly, accommodating and progressional.Highly recommended!!

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    Debbie Shafeei
    7/29/2021
  • Excellent consultation and friendly staff! Thank you to for thoroughly explaining everything and answering all of my questions. Will definitely be using again!

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    Val S
    9/15/2021

    Everyone was so friendly and helpful. First time being at the dentist in such a long time, and they walked me through everything that needed to be done. You can tell they really care for their patients!

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    Rachel Lynne
    8/06/2021

    I moved to NC from CT and my husband and I needed to find a dentist. I received a brochure from Carolina Dentistry and decided to give them a try. Well we made the right choice. The staff was amazing. They took there time with us. Very Thorough with their... Read More

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    victoria Crouse
    5/21/2021
  • Good fast friendly staff and service, enjoyable experience. I like how my hygienist shared information and explained everything step by step and what she was seeing along with suggestions for improvement. I'll be back again. Thanks staff..

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    lloyd walters
    8/10/2021

    My 8 yo was beyond happy here. They were able to have him do his x-rays and cleaning, no problem! Dr was also patient and made sure he had time to answer any questions, even my son's odd ones lol. Would highly recommend! They also verified what was covered with... Read More

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    Kate Fuller
    9/13/2021

    I have MAJOR anxiety about dentist appointments, etc, but everyone at Carolinas Dentist Cary made it a very easy appointment. I am going in to get a root canal done soon, but honestly after speaking with the dentist I feel very comfortable going in to get that done. Very happy... Read More

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    anna bingley
    7/08/2021
  • So great! Entire experience from entering to leaving was a treat. Everyone is so nice, and the office it self feels more like a spa than a dentist! Definitely recommended.

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    Sierra Karambellas
    7/16/2021

    What an amazing staff! To the front desk/coordinators, hygienists, and Dr. Lauren Steddum I couldn’t have asked for a better experience for my 2 daughters and myself. So thorough, kind and willing to spend time with you answering all questions and concerns. It’s so great to feel like a person... Read More

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    Brooke Ronsley
    9/21/2021

    Awesome experience...Bailey was terrific. I have not been to the dentist in almost a decade, but they did a terrific job of making it as expeditious and painless. Very thorough and friendly. Great all-around experience.

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    Bryan Davis
    6/15/2021
  • Excellent Dentist and Staff! Dr. Lauren Steddum is a very knowledgeable, skilled, and caring dentist. I had a cleaning and was fitted with a new night guard. The night guard fits perfect. The office is very clean and the staff are kind and caring.... Read More

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    Cheryl Hilla
    7/23/2021

    I have to say everyone at Carolina Dentist is extremely nice and so pleasant. I’m not one for dentists just like most people and because of unforeseen medical issues I had to put that part of taking care of my teeth on hold. We are relatively new to the area... Read More

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    Maria Opinski
    7/20/2021

    Came in for a free Invisalign consult and left with a new local dentist! The supporting staff is incredibly welcoming and Dr. Z is friendly and thorough in explaining possible treatment plans. I’ve had trouble getting timely appointments at other local dentists, but at Carolinas Dentist, I was able to... Read More

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    Robert Wuo
    5/13/2021

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