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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 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 durable restoration is crafted to match your natural teeth.
"We care about our patients and we listen to what they need to help them be healthier, happier, and enjoying their smile." Dr. Tanner

Dr. Tanner Practices Holistic Dentistry

As a member of the Holistic Dental Association (HDA), Dr. Tanner understands the importance of choosing high-quality, biocompatible materials for your dental restoration. He also continues to stay up to date on holistic advances, for continually evolving care. These distinctions set him apart from other dentists in the South Ogden area, making him an excellent choice for your dental bridge placement.

We Can Help You Smile Again! Visit Our South Ogden Office to Begin

Missing teeth can be frustrating and cause feelings of embarrassment. Our 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 also 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 continuing education, you can rest assured we can meet your oral health needs. 

Contact our Weber County office today to learn more or call:

(801) 475-7776

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Dr. Tanner can restore the functionality and appearance of your smile with a custom dental bridge.

I'm Ready for a New Smile!

Why Weber County Loves Our Dentist


Amber Jensen


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Dr Tanner has a holistic approach, which I love! He & his staff are friendly, warm, & super helpful & knowledgeable, they take the time you need to help you work through whatever issues arise... I have been looking for a holistic dentist in the area after moving from Utah County, and I am so grateful to have found Dr Tanner’s office! Everyone at South Ogden Smiles I have worked with have been amazing!!!☀️

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Marlana Cunningham


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This is the future of Dentistry. My Son and I came to South Ogden Smiles and was more than pleasantly surprised. The staff made us feel welcomed and comfortable from the second that we walked in. Dr. Tanner was professional and took his time with my many questions. His office was clean and inviting and we never felt rushed. I will recommend this amazing place to everyone I know.

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Implants Create a Strong Foundation for Your Dental Bridge

Tradtional bridge vs. implant-supported bridge
Dental implants function as artificial tooth roots, offering a stable foundation for your restoration. They can also last a lifetime, as long as you care for them diligently. As you can see, they remain securely fused to your jawbone, allowing the pontic and crowns to remain in place for years to come.

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. 

Implant Treatment Is as Easy as Crossing the Street


If you need dental implants, we can coordinate your care with a trusted South Ogden surgeon. They're located right across the street, so you don't have to travel far for excellent treatment.

What Might My Dental Bridge Treatment Look Like?

Dental bridges blend in easily with your natural teeth to improve your confidence and functionality. Your placement timeline may include steps like:
Sedation options like oral conscious sedation are available for more comfortable appointments.
Sedation options like oral conscious sedation are available for more comfortable appointments.

Initial Consultation

During your initial consultation at our South Ogden office, Dr. Tanner will examine your mouth to determine if a dental bridge is right for you. Our dentist will also explain your options, as well as how your treatment plan may work. Even if you're not eligible for dental bridges, you may still be a candidate for crowns or dentures.

Dental Implants

If you need dental implants for an implant-supported bridge, our dentist will refer you to our trusted local surgeons for implant placement. Your dental implants will need several months to heal and fuse to the bone. This process is called osseointegration, and it's crucial for the stability of your implants.

Tooth Prep

For traditional bridges, your anchoring abutment 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 make sure your crowns and pontics look natural before permanently bonding the bridge to your teeth or securing it to your implants.

Our Dentist Has Been in Practice Since 1995

Financing Options Available

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

Ogden, UT, Patients Feel At-Home in Our Office


TJ MsArtemis


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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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Daniel Carlson


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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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