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What Does a Dental Bridge Accomplish?

If you’ve experienced tooth loss of one or a few consecutive teeth that create a gap in your mouth, you may have been told you need a dental bridge to restore your smile and bite. Dr. Amin Samadian offers both single implant crowns and implant-supported bridges for multiple missing teeth where the bone is not adequate for single implants so your smile looks and feels as natural as before.

How Do Dental Bridges Work?

Traditional bridges are custom fit to restore a missing tooth by affixing to adjacent teeth to hold it in place. While this works well for some patients, there’s a risk of losing bone and gum integrity without the tooth root. If the teeth that are going to hold the bridge are missing or are not strong enough, placing an implant that acts as a tooth root, helps keep bone and gum tissue healthy and thriving while filling the missing tooth’s gap. 

Dr. Samadian highly recommends implant-supported bridges for fixing multiple missing teeth because they’re connected on each side to posts implanted in your jawbone. This does two things. One, the implants preserve your jawbone from resorption so you maintain the density and integrity of your bone structure. Two, there are no visible signs you even have a bridge, as the implants connect out of sight beneath the bridge, not to adjacent teeth for support. Dental bridges are often a great alternative to dentures. They look, feel, and function just like the rest of your teeth without detracting from your natural smile. 

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Am I a Good Candidate?

The integrity of your jawbone will help determine your candidacy for implant-supported dental bridges. Using the Cone Beam CT scan, Dr. Samadian evaluates your nerves, sinuses, bone density, bone width, and bone height to determine if you require a bone augmentation or sinus elevation procedure before the dental implants can be considered. 

What is the Treatment Like?

To place the implants for implant supported bridges, Dr. Samadian makes small incisions in your gums to access your jawbone for the implant placement. Most patients require two implant posts, but additional posts may be needed for a greater number of missing teeth. Dr. Samadian uses Xguide navigational live guided surgery for implant placement to ensure the precise accuracy he is known for. Once your implants are fully healed, your bridge is fitted to fill the gap where your teeth were missing.

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What Results Can I Expect?

Once you receive your permanent bridge, your smile will be as good as new, and your bite alignment will no longer be in danger of migration. Aesthetically, your jaw and cheek definition will be restored. Functionally, your speech will improve and chewing will be as easy as it ever was.

Your bridge is created using the highest standards of material and fabrication, so you know your dental bridge is the top notch dental appliance you expect to last for years. Your new teeth are custom colored to match adjacent teeth, and your smile appears as though it never needed restoration. Dental bridges are cared for just like your natural teeth, requiring twice-daily brushing and daily flossing. While it may take a few weeks to acclimate to your bridge, it won’t be long before they’ll feel as natural as the rest of your teeth. 

What Our Patients Say About Us

*Individual Results May Vary


I could not recommend Dr. Samadian more – AND all of his staff, at that! No longer will I mind or be afraid of going to the dentist.


Very informative, patient and sensitive to your needs. Very focused, and desires to ensure it’s done properly the first time.

Take the Next Step

If you have questions about implant-supported dental bridges, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with ​Dr. Amin Samadian, proudly serving the East Bay Area, Orinda, Lafayette, Moraga, Piedmont, Danville, San Ramon, Alamo, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Concord, Oakland, Berkeley, and Brentwood, CA. You can count on him to help you make an informed decision. Call us at ​(925-254-2360) ​or fill out our convenient online contact form.

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