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Dental Bridges

Is tooth loss causing you to hide your smile? Are you having a hard time eating or speaking because of the gaps in your teeth?

A dental bridge fills the gaps left by missing teeth, restoring your smile beautifully and giving you a secure bite.

Drs. James and Brett Stein can expertly place a dental bridge in our Boston, MA, office so you can leave with a confident, beaming smile.

What Is a Dental Bridge? An Ideal Dental Solution for Missing Teeth


Made of one or more prosthetic teeth called pontics, a dental bridge “bridges the gap” between your healthy, natural teeth. Our Boston practice offers both traditional and implant-supported fixed bridges so patients have the option of choosing the best type for their situation. Though implant-supported bridges offer additional benefits, both types of bridges will restore your bite and let you walk out with a natural-looking smile.

Types of Dental Bridges

Whether you choose a  traditional or implant-supported bridge, we can restore your smile, improve your bite, and reduce the potential for losing additional teeth. The first step is meeting with one of our prosthodontists at James M. Stein, DMD, in Boston, MA. Our prosthodontists, who are also dentists, will assess your mouth and discuss your dental goals so they can recommend a bridge that is best suited for your situation.
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Traditional Dental Bridges

A traditional porcelain bridge uses natural teeth to support it. The replacement tooth is first attached to dental crowns to form the bridge. The crowns at either end of the bridge are then attached to your natural teeth. Our traditional bridges can replace a single missing tooth or several missing teeth. However, one requirement is that the abutment teeth supporting the crowns need to be healthy enough to support the bridge through the wear and tear of daily life.

Implant-Supported Bridges

Rather than relying on natural teeth to hold your dental bridge in place, implant-supported fixed bridges are secured to dental implants that are surgically placed into your jawbone. Unlike typical dentists, our prosthodontists are highly trained in implantology. If you choose an implant-supported bridge, they can expertly handle your entire case. About three to six months after your implants have fused with the jawbone, the bridge will be attached.

Dental Implants

Implant-Supported Bridges Restore Both the Tooth and Tooth Roots

Illustration of a dental bridge.
Dental implants are often the preferred solution for missing teeth because the implants act as tooth roots and prevent the weakening that occurs in the jaw after a tooth is lost.

How to Care For Your Dental Bridges


It is important to follow your doctor's instructions in order to extend the lifespan of your dental bridges. Brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing once daily, and coming in for routine dental checkups are all necessary to keep your gums, teeth, and dental prosthetics healthy.

See Why Boston, MA, Chooses Us For Their Dentistry Needs


Kara Bogart


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Dr Stein is everything one would look for in a dentist: Responsive, friendly, and above all else, meticulous with his dental work.

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Terri North


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Dr. Stein is a phenomenal dentist, a standout in his field of expertise.  His technical skills are superb and he exudes a level of confidence in his patients, so important for peace of mind...

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James M. Stein, DMD

Our dental practice has been trusted by Boston patients for over 30 years. Together, Dr. James M. Stein and Brett E. Stein are members of various renowned organizations, including: 

  • American Dental Association
  • Massachusetts Dental Society
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American College of Prosthodontists

If you are ready to achieve optimal oral and overall health, call our office at (617) 227-6076 or request an appointment online.

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