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Dental Bridges

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 City

Dr. Turner began his work as a dentist in 1991, and brings his 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 in the Kansas City, MO, area.

A Dedicated Dental Care Team

Our 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 Dentistry

Our 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 Care

We 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

Before receiving a dental bridge
Before This patient was extremely self-conscious about her smile. Given the many different cosmetic and oral health problems she faced, we performed a smile makeover.
After receiving a dental bridge
After We used a fixed permanent bridge as part of a full smile makeover, filling in the missing front teeth of the upper dental arch. Notice just how natural the finished work looks.

"The best dentist I have ever had!" Helping Patients All Over the Kansas City Area

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A.J. Zawisza

2021

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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.

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Thomasena Armstrong

2021

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Excellent work by friendly caring professionals. The best dentist I have ever had!

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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.

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:

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The Cost of a Dental Bridge

The cost of a dental bridge can vary from patient to patient depending on their situation. Dental bridges at our practice typically fall in the range of $4,000 to $8,300. 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 we 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.

Complete Your Smile with a Dental Bridge

Thanks to dental bridges, Matthew A. Turner DDS, PC can fill unsightly gaps and give you a beautiful, fully functioning smile.
"I’ve been a patient of Dr. Turner’s for over 2 decades. Everyone is kind, easy to work with, accommodating and make going to the dentist enjoyable! I have never had a bad experience there. I’ve referred others and will continue to do so. Thank you, Dr Turner and Crew, for taking such great care of my family and me!!" Laura Shields

What Are My Dental Bridge Options?

Dr. Turner offers both traditional and implant-supported bridges. Traditional bridges are secured in place by dental crowns that cover the adjacent healthy teeth. This is a cost-effective option for many patients, and with a porcelain bridge, you can enjoy a strong and beautiful smile with fully restored function.

Traditional Dental Bridge

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. A traditional bridge requires that the two anchoring teeth be altered for the crowned to fit properly and support the pontic. 

Implant-Supported Bridge

Implant-Supported Bridge

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.

See Which Dental Bridge Option is Right for You Request a Consultation

Dental bridges can offer life-changing support and function for patients with multiple missing teeth. You're welcomed like family with personalized and compassionate care when you come to our Blue Springs, MO, office, located near Kansas City, MO.

Unlike many corporate dental offices, Dr. Turner and his team know how important proper dental function is and won't waste your time with extended treatment plans. Dr. Turner and his team are highly trained, with over 135 years of combined dental experience and 100 continuing education hours every two years. See for yourself what makes Matthew A. Turner D.D.S., P.C. so great by requesting a consultation at our dentistry office that serves the greater Kansas City, MO, community:

(816) 229-1433

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Dr. Turner and his highly experienced team.

"I would highly recommend Dr. Turner!" A Trusted Dentist Committed to the Kansas City Area

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Christopher K Haddock PhD

2021

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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.

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Chris Foresee

2020

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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!

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Step-by-Step Process of Placing Dental Bridges

Matthew A. Turner D.D.S., P.C. in Kansas City, MO, is a privately owned practice that focuses on personalized care.
Matthew A. Turner D.D.S., P.C. in Kansas City, MO, is a privately owned practice that focuses on personalized care.

Consultation

The process of placing your dental bridge starts with an in-office dentistry consultation. Dr. Turner and his team will examine the state of your oral health and help you determine if dental bridges are the right solution for your needs.

Preparing for Treatment

Dr. Turner offers oral sedation to calm any nerves of patients with anxieties surrounding the procedure. Dr. Turner uses local anesthesia to numb the mouth of the patient. This numbing solution makes the treatment a virtually painless process.

Sculpting the Tooth

If you choose to have traditional dental bridges, Dr. Turner begins the process by sculpting the anchoring teeth that will hold the ends of the bridge. Your natural tooth roots stay intact during this process, but the tooth structure is molded to fit the cap of the dental bridge. 

Taking Impressions

Once the prep work on your teeth is complete, the dentist will take impressions of your teeth to create the dental bridge. Dr. Turner will place a temporary bridge at this time to restore function.

Placing the Dental Bridge

During your second appointment, Dr. Turner will remove your temporary bridge and place your permanent bridge. 

Providing Personalized and Educated Care Call us to schedule an appointment today

Having proper education is key to maintaining good oral hygiene and making treatment decisions. While some dentists don't take the time for patient education, Dr. Turner prides himself on creating an environment that teaches patients about their oral health needs and treatment options. We want patients to leave our Kansas City practice with healthy, functional, and beautiful smiles that last for years to come, and the knowledge needed to keep those smiles shining. 

Don't live life with tooth loss. Call us or contact us using our online form to request an initial consultation today and start your journey to a restored smile.

(816) 229-1433

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Advanced Technology For High-Quality Patient Care

Our Kansas City, MO, dental practice uses advanced technology to not only diagnose and treat our patients, but also to provide the most comfortable care possible. While we do offer oral sedation options for those with dental anxiety, we want to provide a pleasant experience for every patient who walks through our door. Our advanced anesthetic and digital impression technology helps us accomplish this goal for the most comfortable dental experience possible. 
The Wand

The Wand

Perhaps one of the biggest reasons people avoid visiting the dentist is fear of pain from the needle and drilling. Did you know that the dental syringe was invented during the Civil War? At Matthew A. Turner D.D.S., P.C., we use advanced technology to treat our patients as accurately and painlessly as possible. When you come to us for your bridge or other dental work, we use The Wand® to deliver anesthetic. This device allows your dentist to deliver very localized and virtually painless injections, instead of using a large, scary syringe. 

Using iTero scanning technology

iTero

When you have dental work such as a bridge performed, impressions are needed to accurately craft your custom restoration. Often, this means messy putty impressions that can cause discomfort for patients with a sensitive gag reflex. At our Kansas City, MO, dental practice, we use an iTero 3D digital scanner instead of traditional putty impressions. This scanner takes between 1.25 million and 1.5 million images of each tooth to create a 3D model of your smile. This allows our trusted lab to expertly craft your custom dental bridge. 

Still have questions about our technology? Drop us a message! We are happy to answer whatever questions you may have, whether it is about our technology or your dental procedure. We are here to help. 

"He was so patient and kind." More 5-Star Reviews From Kansas City, MO, Patients

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Lori Dowd

2022

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My family has been going to Dr. Turner for over 25 years. Initially, when one of my kids had her first appointment she was super scared. Dr. Turner sat with her and talked to her for the first half dozen appointments before she would let him look at her teeth! He was so patient and kind. His office is always friendly, prompt, and provide great care. I had a dental emergency and they worked me in on a Friday! I do not go to any other provider.

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Brian Cultivating Minds

2021

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Once again Dr Turner saved my teeth. Saved the family Christmas also. I have left another review sharing my earlier experiences, which tell of when Dr. Turner saved my mouth ( well mostly his staff!). Dr Turner saved me from a right in the front tooth that cracked the stud all the way up in the gum but he put a long plan in and fixed my gaping smile long enough to get me through. THANK EVERYONE THERE!! It was so bad I could barely speak which was the true headache. IM B W. Down on the reviews (in my 40's)

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Matthew A. Turner, D.D.S., P.C.

At the dental practice of Matthew A. Turner, D.D.S., P.C., in Kansas City, MO, Dr. Turner and his team provide superior general, cosmetic, and restorative dental care. Dr. Turner is a member of several professional organizations, including:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Missouri Dental Association
  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • The Eastern Jackson County Dental Society

For more information on the services we provide, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us online or call (816) 229-1433.

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