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More About Bridges
If you’re missing one or more teeth or have a gap in between teeth, a dental bridge may be the solution for you! In a nutshell, a bridge is connected to your existing teeth and is used to seal the gap.
Composed of materials such as gold, metal, alloys or porcelain, a dental bridge is strong, durable, and built to last many years.
First, an abutment (a connector), where the bridge will be placed, is created with the patient’s existing teeth. These teeth are reworked to act as a stable base for the bridge.
Once the abutments are formed, a mold is taken of the area.
The mold is sent to a dental lab where custom made bridge is built to form fit the patient in a way that feels as close to their natural teeth as possible.
While waiting for your permanent bridge, a temporary bridge will be placed in your mouth to protect the abutments and vulnerable gum areas.
The healing process is typically a smooth one. While a new bridge may take a little bit of adjustment, after a few days it should feel just as normal as natural teeth. It’s recommended that you eat soft foods for a few days following the bridge placement and when comfortable transition to your regular habits. Of course, our team will go over all of this information with you during your visit.
Keep in Mind…
When considering restoring the smile one should take into account —aesthetics aside— that more severe problems can arise from a missing tooth. These include structural shifts in the mouth and jaw, which may results in difficulty eating or speaking normally.
Before we can actually perform the treatment, we recommend coming in for a consultation so we can discuss your case specifically and put together a few options for you.
If you have a missing tooth, the empty space can cause your other teeth to shift over time. A dental bridge is used to fill the empty space and preserve the structure of your teeth and smile.
Most dental brindles will last between 10 and 15 years, but it ultimately depends on the amount of care and the level of hygiene practiced.
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Insurance & Billing
We accept most dental insurance including MassHealth. We are pleased to direct billand work directly with your insurance provider. Please contact our friendly staff in Mattapan to learn more about your dental insurance and billing options.
Why Choose Our Practice
Kind & Hospitable
Mattapan Square Family Dental offers a wide variety of dental services with an emphasis on patient comfort and care offered in a safe, warm and welcoming environment for children and adults alike. Our clean, modern office allows our experienced, and friendly team to provide our patients with the utmost in dental health.
Flexible Financing Options
For your convenience, we accept most dental insurance plans. Our qualified financial team will do all it can to make sure that expense does not prevent you from receiving the quality care you need and desire. We have developed different financial options to help you facilitate your goals.
Our Mattapan Office is conveniently located in the heart of Mattapan Square. We are located near the train station and bus stops. There is street parking available as well as free parking onsite. We are a handicap accessable office.
Our Satisfied Patients
We are so thankful to have such amazing patients who have taken the time to share their experiences on Google, Facebook, and other online sources.
My daughter is 2 and was extremely scared and inconsolable at my previous dentist. At this office the dentist managed to make her calm and comfortable. I am happy to have found this place since I am taking her dental health very seriously
- Marie E.
Uninsured, but they still made time for me. the receptionist remembered me and was pleasant in conversation.
- John K.
Call us today to see how we can help you smile.
1634 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA 02126
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Mon: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tues: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thurs: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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