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Dental Bridges

Several consecutive missing teeth can affect the function of your bite. 

A dental bridge can restore that function, allowing you to eat and speak properly once more. 

Dr. Patrick Tanner in South Ogden, UT, can help craft a custom bridge to give you a beautiful and functional smile. 

What Is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge helps fill in the gap caused by one or more missing teeth. The bridge attaches to two abutment teeth, which will be given crowns, or to two dental implants with crown restorations. The artificial tooth or teeth that fill in the gap are called pontics. 

A Closer Look at Dental Bridges

With a traditional bridge, the abutment teeth, also known as anchoring teeth, are reshaped by your dentist to allow the bridge to fit properly. This permanent restoration is crafted to match your natural teeth. 

We Can Help You Smile Again!

Missing teeth can be embarrassing and frustrating. Our South Ogden, UT, dentistry practice is here to help. Dr. Patrick Tanner has over 25 years of dentistry experience, helping patients not only restore their oral function, but their oral health and the appearance of their smiles. Our goal is to provide a level of excellence that is unsurpassed by all other dental facilities in the area, and we strive to make your smile last a lifetime. Using cutting-edge dentistry technology and continued education, you can rest assured we can meet your oral health needs. 

Contact us today to learn more!

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Implant-Supported Bridges 

Dental implants provide amazing jawbone health benefits. When you are missing a tooth, the jawbone loses the stimulation the tooth root once provided and begins to deteriorate. Implants return that stimulation, stopping and preventing bone atrophy.

For dental bridges, implants paired with dental crowns act as the anchoring tooth for the pontic. This is often a great option for patients with more than one missing tooth. However, if you have several missing teeth, traditional or implant-supported dentures may be a better option. Our South Ogden dental practice offers a range of restorative dentistry options such as dentures to fit your unique dental needs. 

Dental Bridge Timeline

Initial Consultation

During your initial consultation, your dentist will examine your mouth to determine if a dental bridge is right for you.

If you need dental implants, he will refer you to our trusted local surgeons for implant placement. The dental implants need several months to heal and fuse to the bone.

For traditional bridges, your anchoring teeth will be prepped for crowns. Our bridges use biomimetic crowns that preserve as much of the tooth structure as possible.


Your dentist will take impressions of your mouth. At our South Ogden dental practice, we use both traditional and digital impressions. These are sent to the lab where they will craft your custom bridge. Often a temporary bridge is placed while you wait for your permanent bridge to be crafted.

Bridge Placement

After about 10 working days, your custom dental bridge will arrive at our dental practice. You will have an appointment where your dentist will permanently bond the crowns and bridge to your teeth. 

Financing Options Available

At South Ogden Smiles, we accept all major credit cards as well as CareCredit® financing in order to make dental treatment more affordable to our patients. 

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Everyone in this office is awesome! They are very friendly and Dr. Tanner explains the work that he is doing. I felt like I was family here and trust that they have my best interest at heart.

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Dr. Tanner is the first dentist I’ve ever been too that I felt cared more for me than he did my money. Best experience I’ve ever had at the dentist hands down!

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South Ogden Smiles

Dr. Patrick Tanner and the team at South Ogden Smiles are committed to personalized patient care and exceptional dentistry. We stand out from our competitors in the field by offering:

  • Holistic Dentistry
  • Ozone Therapy 
  • CO2 Laser-Assisted Treatment
  • Flexible Financing

For more information about our comprehensive services, please send us a message or give us a call at (801) 475-7776.

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"This is the best experience I have ever had! Dr. Tanner takes his time to ensure quality work, not to mention how incredibly kind he treats everyone in his office. I loved all of his staff, what a wonderful experience!" Alisa Alder

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5856 Harrison Blvd
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South Ogden, UT 84403

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