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Dental Bridges

Missing teeth can cause neighboring teeth to shift out of place and damage them. 

Sonoran Dental Design in Scottsdale, AZ, can restore your smile and protect your dental health with natural-looking dental bridges.

Dr. Ann Sielicki, a noted cosmetic dentist, tailors treatment to your needs by offering both traditional and implant-supported bridges.

A Life-Changing Transformation  Beautiful, Lifelike Dental Bridges

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Don't Let Missing Teeth Cause More Problems Call for a Consultation

Missing teeth are a hassle when eating and, if the gap is in the front, can make it uncomfortable to smile. There are also other problems you may not notice at first. Gaps allow nearby teeth to slowly shift out of place. When that happens, your teeth no longer mesh together harmoniously and can cause new wear in unexpected places. Missing teeth also let the bone in your jaw deteriorate, which could lead to more tooth loss.

Dr. Ann Sielicki at Sonoran Dental Design in Scottsdale, AZ, can restore your smile and bite, and also help prevent future tooth loss with a dental bridge. She has been providing Scottsdale with exceptional care since 1999 and has patient comfort down to a science.

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Rosemary Dann

2021

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Best dental office ever, and in 72 years, I’ve been to a lot! All the staff are not just courteous, but make you feel at home and relaxed. Every step of a procedure is explained, and there are frequent pauses to be sure that you’re feeling comfortable. They make “going to the dentist” a pleasure. Highly recommended!

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christine smith

2020

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"I've been a patient of Dr Silecki's for several years and the team never disappoints. Every one of them enjoys what they do and are super efficient. The team are very caring and have a very light touch. You cannot do better."

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Dr. Sielicki Discusses Dental Bridges

At Sonoran Dental Design in Scottsdale, AZ, we can help patients with missing teeth restore their smiles with dental bridges. Bridges can be supported by natural teeth or by dental implants.

What Is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a set of natural-looking artificial teeth that replace a single missing tooth or several missing teeth in a row. A bridge typically consists of a false tooth (called a pontic) to replace the lost tooth. Dental crowns, which will provide support, are placed on either side of the pontic to complete the bridge. Advances in dentistry provide patients with two options for securing a bridge in the mouth:
Illustration of traditional bridge

Traditional Bridge

A traditional bridge is held in place by nearby teeth on either side of the gap, which are reshaped to support the dental crowns. This method has been used to replace missing teeth for decades. However, due to the strain on the natural teeth, there is a limit to how many teeth can be replaced with the bridge. Generally, the maximum number of teeth that can be replaced is four.

Illustration of implant-supported dental bridge

Implant-Supported Bridge

Implant-supported bridges are held in place by dental implants, small posts that act like tooth roots and are surgically inserted into the jaw. Since the implants need time to fuse with the jawbone, this method takes longer, but implants can last decades or even a lifetime. Only the bridge itself will need to periodically be replaced. Implants can also support more teeth in a bridge. 

Interested in an Implant-Supported Bridge?

The timeline for an implant-supported bridge is longer than that of a traditional bridge, but many patients appreciate the bone-regenerating health benefits that only implant-supported options can offer.

Implants are also versatile when it comes to replacing missing teeth. If you are missing only one tooth, you won't need a bridge at all since a dental implant can be topped by a single tooth. If you are missing several teeth in a row, dental implants might be the preferred solution since implants can support longer stretches of teeth than traditional bridges. Learn about implant dentistry dental and the implant treatment timeline:

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Marina Gomes

2021

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"As always very professional, best treatment and very careful on every visit. Every year there is a new equipment, the office is always extremely clean! I recommend Dr. Sielicki to everyone who cares for their dental hygiene, I have be em patient over 12 years, the office is far from my home but so worth it! 5 stars always!!! Thank you Dr. Sielicki and the amazing team!"

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Jacqui Jones

2020

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"I absolutely love everyone here, my experience is always superb. It’s so comforting to be in a dental office and experience Exceptional service with a calming approach to what sometimes can be a nerve racking experience..Ann and her staff are so personable! I can’t believe it took me so long to find this practice. I feel so at home and like I matter from the second I walk in to the second I leave!! A+ in my book not mention my amazing smile, now that’s proof!!"

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Traditional Dental Bridge Treatment Timeline

Traditional porcelain dental bridges can restore your smile quickly. Dr. Sielicki at Sonoran Dental Design in Scottsdale, AZ, can typically prepare your teeth and place the dental bridge in just two office visits. The procedure generally follows along these lines:
We offer sedation so you can get the dental care you need, comfortably.
 
We offer sedation so you can get the dental care you need, comfortably.
 

Consultation

Our dentist will examine your teeth to determine if they can support a bridge. If the nearby teeth are too fragile, she may recommend an implant-supported bridge. She will also determine if there are any other dental problems that need treatment, such as gum disease, before a dental bridge is placed.

Patient Comfort

Dr. Sielicki uses an advanced injection system that allows her to numb the treatment area quickly and painlessly. Sedation is also available.

Preparing the Teeth

The next step is for the dentist to carefully reshape the teeth on either side of the gap to anchor the bridge. 

Impressions

Instead of goopy dental material, Dr. Sielicki will use a sophisticated intraoral scanner to capture an exact impression of your gums and reshaped teeth. This critical step will ensure your bridge fits comfortably and aligns with your teeth and current bite. Dr. Sielicki will design your bridge and then send the information to our trusted lab for fabrication.

Temporary Bridge

While your bridge is fabricated, our dentist will place a temporary bridge over your prepared teeth.

Placement

After your bridge has been fabricated, which takes about two weeks, you can return to our Scottsdale, AZ, practice so that Dr. Sielicki can place it. After any final adjustments have been made and the bridge fits perfectly, it will be securely cemented in place.

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Dr. Ann Sielicki

Sonoran Dental Design

Sonoran Dental Design is a high-tech dental practice in Scottsdale, AZ, that prioritizes patient care and comfort. Our dentist, Dr. Ann Sielicki, is highly trained and committed to continued education. Dr. Sielicki is affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Arizona Dental Association
  • The Central Arizona Dental Association
  • Spear Education's Advanced Continuum (Visiting Faculty Club Member)
  • Seattle Study Club (Participating Member)

We invite you to request an appointment with our practice by filling out our online form or calling (480) 419-9595.

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"Dr. Sielicki and her staff are professional and I immediately felt comfortable. My teeth look fantastic. I could not be more pleased with the outcome." Emily

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