If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, it can not only affect the appearance of your smile, your ability to speak and chew, as well.
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap left by missing teeth. A bridge can be secured with dental crowns or with dental implants.
Learn how Dr. Matthew A. Turner restores smiles for patients throughout the Kansas City and Blue Springs, MO, area...
Why You Should Visit Matthew A. Turner DDS, PC
30 Years of Experience in the Same CityDr. Turner began his work as a dentist in 1991 and brings decades of experience to every patient he sees. He started this practice in his own hometown because he cares about Blue Springs, MO, and the people who live here.
A Dedicated Dental Care TeamOur entire team has worked together for a long time and has 135 years of combined experience. We all believe in constant improvement, which is why the team spends 100 hours every two years on continuing dental education.
State-of-the-Art DentistryOur practice uses the latest tools for patient comfort and effective treatment. This includes the hand-held iTero® 3-D digital scanner for diagnostics and impressions, and The Wand®, which can administer local anesthetic with virtually no pain.
Friendly, Personalized Dental CareWe are not a stodgy, corporate-owned dental mill. We are privately owned and have built generations-long relationships with the community. Patients feel like family, and they know they'll laugh, smile, and feel at ease every time they come for a visit.
See the Difference a Dental Bridge Can Make Before and After Photos of an Actual Patient
"The best dentist I have ever had!" Helping Patients All Over the Kansas City Area
Dr. Turner and his entire staff do a fantastic job taking care of my family. Very professional and very caring since we started going there over 25+ years ago. Highly recommended.View on Google
Excellent work by friendly caring professionals. The best dentist I have ever had!View on Google
The Cost of a Dental Bridge
The cost of a dental bridge can vary from patient to patient depending on their situation. It's important to visit our practice for a consultation so Dr. Turner can examine your teeth and determine the ideal treatment for you. Only when your oral health needs are considered will be discuss the cost of designing, fabricating, and placing a dental bridge.
You'll be able to discuss payment options with our staff to make your dental bridge treatment more affordable. We offer third-party financing through CareCredit® and accept all major credit cards except for American Express.
Schedule a Consultation for a Dental Bridge Visit a Dentist Who Puts Your Priorities First
If you are missing one tooth or multiple consecutive teeth, you need to speak with Dr. Matthew Turner about getting a dental bridge. Thanks to high-end technology and craftsmanship, the completed bridge looks just like natural teeth.
Dr. Turner is a proud member of:
- The Missouri Dental Association
- The Greater Kansas City Dental Society
- The Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce
If you suffer from tooth loss, contact our practice online or call:
What Are Dental Bridges?
How Dental Bridges Work
Dental bridges are restorative prosthetics that typically replace one to three missing teeth in a row. A typical dental bridge consists of a false tooth (pontic) that is bookended by two anchor crowns. The natural teeth that are adjacent to the tooth gap are prepped to be capped by the crowns. These abutment teeth support the whole dental bridge and keep the pontic in position.
Dental Bridge Materials
Dental bridges come in a variety of different materials. This includes metals such as gold or silver, as well as porcelain and porcelain-fused-to-metal. The material used for your dental bridge will depend on your personal preferences, as well as the location of the missing teeth. There are advantages and disadvantages to each material, which Dr. Turner can discuss with you during your consultation.
Complete Your Smile with a Dental Bridge
What Are My Dental Bridge Options?
Traditional Dental Bridge
A traditional bridge is the one described above. It consists of a pontic flanked by two dental crowns. The crowns are held in place by the abutment teeth on either side of the gap.
Dental implants can be used to support your bridgework if you are missing a few teeth in a row. The implant posts are surgically placed into your jawbone, functioning like artificial roots. One or more implants will be needed to support the custom dental bridge. Dental implants require sufficient jawbone density to place, so not everyone is a candidate for the procedure. Dr. Turner can determine your candidacy for dental implants during your visit.
"I would highly recommend Dr. Turner!" A Trusted Dentist Committed to the Kansas City Area
Dr. Turner has been my dentist for about 20 years. I probably drive past 20 other dental offices when I see him. Excellent dentist and fantastic staff.View on Google
Dr. Turner and his staff are wonderful to work with. He is very gentle and good at explaining all processes. I would highly recommend Dr. Turner!View on Google