Dental bridges

At Tetri’s Smile, we place dental bridges on severely damaged or missing teeth. We use a comprehensive treatment method for the jaw and dental arch. We will restore the aesthetics and preserve the function of the teeth, even in the most difficult cases.

What is a dental bridge?

A fixed bridge is a permanent denture to replace one or more missing teeth. It is placed on the supporting units or implants with crowns that are connected to the pontic – an artificial crown closes the interdental space.

Why do you need a dental bridge? If you lose 1-2 units, the adjacent teeth will begin to shift due to the chewing load. This may cause bite problems, pain, or loss of other units. Entrust the restoration of teeth to experienced professionals!

Dental bridge

Dental bridge: Before and after

before and after

A patient came to Dr. Tetri with a severe toothache and inflammation under the crowns. After diagnosing and studying his medical background, the doctor prepared a treatment plan and set up a time for treatment. 

As a result, Dr. Tetri performed the treatment and restored the teeth. He installed multiple implants and dentures on the same day and placed fixed bridges.

When do you need a dental bridge?

The absence of one or more teeth is a direct indication for a dental bridge. Such clinical cases include:

  • Missing 1-2 canines or incisors in the smile area
  • Loss of units in the masticatory region – 2 molars or premolars
  • Free-end saddle defect (requires implants).

The doctor will assess the clinical situation and choose a denture option for the missing units. The main condition for placing a dental bridge is the presence of two supports. If the teeth are loose or badly damaged, the denture is fixed on implants.

two supports for the dental bridge
How much does a dental bridge cost?

The price of a dental bridge depends on:


The number of interdental spaces to be closed


Crown material


Additional procedures (orthodontic or gneuromuscular treatment)


Restoration site (whether it can be restored on supporting teeth or implants)

E-max ceramic bridge on 4 teeth (anterior teeth)
from $7.200
Zirconium dioxide bridge on 3 teeth (supported by natural teeth)
from $5.400
Bridge of 3 crowns supported by 2 implants

*individually discussed

from $7200*

Replacing damaged or missing teeth at Tetri’s Smile

Dr. Druz

I understand that patients entrust me with something very precious – their health. I’m pleased that, while working at Tetri’s Smile, I can offer them the highest quality treatment.

The dental microscope helps in delicately preparing teeth for bridges.

Dental bridges are crafted in our own dental laboratory by a master ceramist with an international reputation.

Dr. Tetri’s expertise in neuromuscular dentistry allows us not just to restore teeth but to address the root causes of dental issues.

Dr. Druz
Dr. Tetri
Dr. Tetri
Baruch Tetri – a general practitioner, one of the best in Florida. He performs diagnostics for complete dental restoration and eliminates not only the visible defect but also the root cause of the pathology.

Benefits of treatment by Dr. Tetri:

  • Advanced treatment, using gneuromuscular dentistry (GNM) to restore proper occlusion
  • Replacement of a damaged or lost tooth takes just 1 day
  • A smile makeover – a full-fledged dental restoration.

Schedule an appointment, and we will discuss your symptoms and prepare a detailed treatment plan.

Dental bridges at an in-house laboratory

Our clinic employs one of the best ceramicists – a world-renowned lecturer.
We use a unique PIC technology – a robot makes new teeth with great accuracy (up to 5-7 microns). This makes it possible to perform prosthetics on the same day.
We make bridges on 3-14 crowns. After consultation, the doctor will agree with the patient on the material, length, and fixation method.
We give a guarantee on orthopedic structures for 5 years (if comprehensive hygienic procedures are performed at our clinic).

Types of dental bridges

The bridge is placed on the supporting units after a preliminary preparation of the dental tissue. As a rule, 1-1.5 mm of dental tissue is treated for zirconia or ceramic. Ceramics are placed in the smile area; zirconium dioxide – in the chewing area (withstanding a heavy load).

A 3-crown denture is placed on natural teeth. Long dental bridges are placed only if there is additional support (implants). In some cases, it is possible to place a denture on 4 units (zirconium dioxide only).

dental bridges on natural teeth

A bridge on implants is the best option if multiple units are missing. This does not require dentin resurfacing or nerve removal. The artificial root stops bone atrophy under the crown. The alveolar ridge does not shrink, making it easier to form a beautiful gingival contour.

Dentures on implants are indicated for wide dental defects. For example, if 4 units in a row are missing in the frontal area or more than 2 molars are missing in the chewing area. A completely edentulous jaw is restored with a full denture using All-on-X technology.

bridge on implants

E-max ceramic bridges are placed in the anterior area. The material has impeccable aesthetics; it imitates the translucency of tooth enamel (indistinguishable from the dentition).

Zirconia bridges are manufactured using PIC technology from zirconium dioxide for a precise fit. Zirconia bridges are placed on molars or premolars because this material withstands high chewing loads.


We perform diagnostics with high-precision equipment. Dr. Tetri checks the condition of all the teeth and coordinates the position of the jaw. Diagnosis is made using gneuromuscular dentistry (GNM) with a review of the medical history. We do a number of tests to show your future smile before treatment even begins.
We conduct a complex study of the jaw – coordination of movement, electromyography, sonography. We assess the condition of muscles or joints and the need for bite correction.
We conduct dynamic deep scanning of the oral cavity with an intraoral scanner. We evaluate the condition of your teeth.
We create a high-resolution 3D image of the operated area.
We get a digital impression of the jaw to create a denture with minimal error (up to 5 microns).

Stages of a smile makeover with a dental bridge

We tailor a treatment plan just for you

After diagnosing and studying your medical history, the doctor makes a treatment plan and chooses the material and placement method for the bridge.

Preparatory stage

We perform comprehensive oral hygienic procedures, treat caries (if necessary), and stop gum inflammation.

  • We prepare the supporting units: preparing dentin, filling root canals, taking impressions.
  • We place implants in the jaw. We prepare a temporary denture on the abutments using impressions.
Fitting and correction

A permanent denture will be ready and will be installed instead of an adaptation denture 4 days after taking the impressions. The doctor checks the position in the mouth, the intermaxillary contact, and the gingival contour; and eliminates any discomfort from biting.

Control checks

We plan a preventive checkup every 2 weeks after the fixed denture is placed. This is a mandatory stage of treatment; it is needed to stabilize the orthopedic structure in the bite.

Preventive care

Follow standard personal hygiene rules. The doctor will give recommendations on how to brush your teeth in the first days after the denture is placed.
Don’t skip mandatory checkups at the clinic. The doctor should check the bite, the crown condition, and the denture comfort; and perform a professional cleaning.


Which is better: a dental bridge or an implant?

Implant prosthetics can stop atrophy and preserve the integrity of the dentin and pulp of healthy units. A bridge on your natural teeth is recommended when the units are already damaged or need to be strengthened.

How long will a dental bridge last?

How long a dental bridge will last depends on following the doctor’s recommendations and attending professional checkups. The service life of the denture material is up (but not limited) to 10 years.

What happens if you don’t get a dental bridge?

The adjacent units may shift toward the interdental space, and bone atrophy may develop. If you delay prosthetics, there is a high risk of losing healthy units.