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Advantages of Dental Bridges

Unlock the radiant smile of your dreams with Dental Bridges! Seamlessly restore confidence, functionality, and aesthetics for lasting oral excellence.

  • Dental Bridge - Precision Dentistry of HowardSeamless Smile Restoration: Rediscover confidence with a dental bridge that seamlessly fills gaps, restoring the natural appearance of your smile. Enjoy the freedom to smile without hesitation.
  • Dental Bridge - Precision Dentistry of HowardEnhanced Chewing Functionality: Experience improved chewing ability, allowing you to savor your favorite foods without discomfort. Dental bridges ensure better functionality in daily activities like eating and speaking.
  • Dental Bridge - Precision Dentistry of HowardPreservation of Natural Teeth: Safeguard your natural teeth by preventing them from shifting into gaps. Dental bridges help maintain the alignment of your teeth, contributing to a healthier and more stable oral structure.
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    Understanding Dental Bridges

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    Dental bridges replace missing teeth by connecting artificial teeth (pontics) to adjacent natural teeth or dental implants (abutments). Two main types are traditional (secured by crowns on natural teeth) and implant-supported (using dental implants as anchors). The choice depends on oral health, missing teeth location, and cost.

    Enhancing Wellness Through Dental Bridges

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    Dental bridges play a crucial role in enhancing overall wellness by addressing the physical, functional, and psychological aspects of tooth loss. Beyond the obvious aesthetic improvement, bridges contribute to better oral health by preventing the shifting of adjacent teeth, maintaining proper bite alignment, and reducing the risk of gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. This restoration of dental harmony goes beyond the mouth, positively impacting systemic health.
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    Common Types of Dental Bridges

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    There are several types of dental bridges designed to address different needs and situations:

    Traditional Bridges

    This is the most prevalent type, consisting of one or more pontics (artificial teeth) held in place by dental crowns on the adjacent natural teeth. The crowns are placed over the abutment teeth, which act as supports for the bridge.

    Implant-Supported Bridges

    Instead of relying on natural teeth for support, implant-supported bridges use dental implants as anchors. Implants are surgically placed in the jawbone, providing a stable foundation for the bridge. This type of bridge is known for its durability and stability.

    Cantilever Bridges

    In situations where there is only one adjacent tooth to support a bridge, a cantilever bridge may be used. It is similar to a traditional bridge but has a single dental crown on one side instead of two.

    Resin-Bonded Bridges

    These bridges use a metal or porcelain framework that is bonded to the backs of adjacent teeth with a resin cement. Maryland bridges are a more conservative option as they require minimal alteration of the adjacent teeth.

    Our Approach at Precision Dentistry

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    We offer personalized and comprehensive dental bridge care, starting with a thorough examination to understand each patient’s unique needs. Our experienced team communicates openly about treatment options, including different bridge types.
    Once the best bridge type is decided collaboratively, we proceed with precision. For traditional bridges, we prepare abutment teeth meticulously, ensuring a secure foundation. In implant-supported cases, we use cutting-edge technology for optimal stability.
    Patient comfort is a priority, minimizing discomfort with modern anesthetic techniques. We provide temporary solutions during bridge fabrication. Post-treatment, we emphasize care and education, guiding patients on oral hygiene and scheduling regular follow-ups.
    In summary, our holistic approach combines technical expertise with a patient-centered philosophy, aiming to not only restore smiles but enhance overall well-being, recognizing oral health’s vital role in a healthy life.
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    Say Goodbye to Missing Teeth with Protective Bridges

    Get the confidence and reassurance that comes with having all of your teeth intact, without interruption in your daily activities. Experience the assurance of completing simple tasks such as biting into an apple and speaking with perfect clarity – make sure you get dental bridges now without delay!

    Dental Bridge FAQs

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    Unlock the mysteries of dental bridges with our Dental Bridge FAQs. Discover essential answers to common questions, ensuring you make informed decisions about your oral health.
    What is a dental bridge, and how does it work?
    A dental bridge is a prosthetic device designed to replace missing teeth. At Precision Dentistry of Howard, we customize bridges to match your natural teeth, restoring your smile’s aesthetics and function. By anchoring the bridge to adjacent teeth or implants, we create a seamless solution, preventing neighboring teeth from shifting and maintaining oral health.
    The dental bridge procedure typically requires two appointments. During the initial visit, we prepare the anchor teeth or implants and take impressions. Our skilled team at Precision Dentistry of Howard ensures a precise fit. In the second appointment, we bond the custom bridge in place. This efficient process minimizes downtime, allowing you to enjoy a complete and confident smile promptly.
    No, the dental bridge placement is not painful. At Precision Dentistry of Howard, we prioritize patient comfort. Local anesthesia is administered during the procedure to ensure you feel minimal discomfort. Our experienced team takes every measure to make the process as painless as possible, ensuring you leave our Green Bay clinic with a beautifully restored smile and minimal discomfort.
    The longevity of dental bridges depends on various factors, including oral hygiene practices and lifestyle. With proper care and regular check-ups at Precision Dentistry of Howard, a dental bridge can last 10 years or more. Our team provides personalized advice to extend the lifespan of your bridge, preserving your investment in a durable and functional solution.
    Yes, you can eat normally with a dental bridge. Precision Dentistry of Howard ensures that your custom bridge is designed for optimal functionality. While you may need a short adjustment period, you’ll soon enjoy the ability to eat a variety of foods comfortably. We recommend avoiding extremely hard or sticky foods to maintain the longevity of your dental bridge.
    Caring for your dental bridge is simple. Maintain a regular oral hygiene routine, including brushing and flossing around the bridge to prevent plaque buildup. Attend scheduled check-ups at Precision Dentistry of Howard for professional cleanings and assessments. Our team provides personalized care instructions to ensure your bridge remains in excellent condition, allowing you to enjoy a beautiful and functional smile for years to come.
    No, dental bridges from Precision Dentistry of Howard are designed to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. We customize the color, shape, and size to match your existing teeth, ensuring a natural and aesthetically pleasing result. Most people won’t notice that you have a dental bridge, allowing you to smile with confidence and enjoy the restored appearance of your teeth.
    In the rare event that a dental bridge becomes damaged, Precision Dentistry of Howard offers repair solutions. Contact our Green Bay clinic immediately if you experience any issues. Depending on the extent of the damage, our skilled team will assess the bridge’s condition and recommend the appropriate repair or replacement options to restore your smile.
    Determining if a dental bridge is the right option for you requires a thorough examination by our experienced team at Precision Dentistry of Howard. We assess factors such as oral health, the number of missing teeth, and your overall dental condition to recommend the most suitable treatment plan. Schedule a consultation with us to explore personalized options for restoring your smile.
    In many cases, dental bridges can be a viable solution even if you have existing dental issues. Precision Dentistry of Howard evaluates each patient individually to develop a comprehensive treatment plan. Whether you have cavities, gum disease, or other concerns, our experienced team will address existing issues before proceeding with a dental bridge, ensuring a stable foundation for a successful and long-lasting restoration.

    Meet Our Doctor

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    Proudly Serving the Green Bay Community
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    Craig O’Donoghue, DDS
    Dr. O’Donoghue earned his dental degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry after doing his undergraduate work at the University of Alaska in Anchorage and Fairbanks. He has taken extensive postgraduate education in the areas of cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, full mouth reconstruction, dentures, IV sedation, oral surgery, and more, allowing him to provide his patients with comprehensive care to achieve the healthy, beautiful smiles of their dreams.
    His commitment to lifelong education ensures the highest level of care, both today and tomorrow. In his spare time, Dr. O’Donoghue enjoys cooking and baking with his daughters, gardening, hunting, fishing, and beekeeping.

    Patient Testimonials

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    Discover the heartfelt stories of satisfied patients at Precise Dentistry of Howard in glowing testimonials of exceptional dental care.
    Trueblood 63
    3 weeks ago
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    My experience with Precision Dentistry has been stellar and a blessing. If you are looking for a one-stop shop (extractions, implants, full mouth reconstruction, etc.) as well as very personalized and accommodating care, then Precision Dentistry should be your choice. Unlike the corporate run, impersonal dental offices that I have experienced, Precision Dentistry provides expert and patient-focused care. Dr. O'Donoghue listens to your needs/issues, carefully explains his diagnosis and options in an easily understandable fashion, and works diligently to deliver the final result in the desired timeframe. After being warned by multiple dentists for years that my teeth were very worn and that I would start experiencing cracked teeth, root canals/crowns, implants, etc., I could choose to address these problems as they arose or do a full-mouth reconstruction. Having yet another cracked, abscessed tooth, I visited Dr. O'Donoghue for advice based upon a referral from another Green Bay dentist - it should be noted that I reside part time on an Island 3 hours from Green Bay. During this initial meeting in mid-July, I told Dr. O'Donoghue that I'd been waiting for 3 weeks for Door County Oral Surgeons to schedule an appointment to extract the troublesome tooth. He took an X-ray and advised that he could extract the tooth that day rather than having me wait for an Oral Surgeon appointment. I said: let's do it. The tooth was successfully extracted; he also did a bone graft to prep for an implant. He then reviewed his 20+ years of experience in full mouth reconstructions, advised that he preferred the durability and consistent look of zirconium crowns (versus a mix and match of crowns and veneers), and outlined his background in working with and accommodating patients who reside hours away from his office (he practiced in Alaska for a couple of decades, where patients traveled great distances). I also advised that I planned to leave the Island for my permanent residence in California at the end of October and asked if there was enough time to do the full-mouth reconstruction before the end of October (every other dentist that I spoke to in Door County and Green Bay said: no). Dr. O'Donoghue said: yes. Dr. O'Donoghue also reviewed crown pricing, which is $1000 less per tooth than the price that my California dental office quoted to me a year ago. In this regard, my California dental office transitioned from a family-style dentist to a corporate-style office a decade or so ago and has a revolving door of new, recently graduated dentists. Besides the cost, this is the other reason why I'd been hesitant to proceed with a full-mouth reconstruction with my California dental office. Precision Dental's boutique-style of expert service and reasonable pricing eliminated my concerns in proceeding. It is now the beginning of October and I have 27 zirconium crowns and the implant prepped for the tooth that was extracted in mid-July - Dr. O'Donoghue will make and install the implant (28th crown) when I return to Wisconsin in May 2024. I'm closing in on my 60th birthday and I must say that this is the best medical/dental care that I have experienced in my lifetime. In this regard, not only is Dr. O'Donoghue a gem, but so are his assistants (Katerina and Sophia). Thank you Precision Dentistry!
    Brian Motkowski
    1 month ago
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    The whole experience went excellent. Everyone was very thorough. The dentist was especially thorough explaining the whole process. When I left I felt a lot better about the implant process.
    Becky V
    2 months ago
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    Absolutely fabulous implant consultation. Both Katrina and Dr. Craig were extremely thorough. They walked us through the entire implant process. Showing us the differences, explaining how each one functions as well as walked us through step by step how the process would begin. Highly recommend.
    Nick Elmazi (Sal's Pizza)
    2 months ago
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    Very knowledgeable in all aspects of dentistry. They do great work along with getting you in for any/all emergency needs.
    Pam Lacount
    4 months ago
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    I want to thank everyone for the best pain free tooth extraction I've ever experienced. Doc was right when he commented the worst it tastes the better it works. 😎 Even after the numbing wore off I (my nosey tongue) had to check and see if it was really gone because there was no pain. I'm not complaining !! Thanks again, Pam
    Michelle Short
    6 months ago
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    I came to the office at Precision Dental of Howard for a consult about tooth implants to replace two teeth that I had extracted. Prior to the extractions, I had an ongoing infection in my mouth that 2 dentists, 2 ENT's, and an oral surgeon could not figure out. I had one x-ray at Precision Dental, and Dr. O'Donoghue was able to tell me more about the possible origins of the infection than all of the providers that I had seen combined. The news was not great, but I was so grateful for his expertise and explanation of what may be going on. Clearly, he has so much knowledge to share, and truly wants to help people. I am beyond appreciative that I may be finally figuring out the source of the infection, and taking steps to once again have a healthy mouth and smile. It has been a very long road. Very happy to have found him!
    Andrey Okhman
    9 months ago
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    Amazing place. Had a problem where I needed a crown on one of my tooth and Craig and his team did an amazing job.
    Cynthia BIelawski
    10 months ago
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    Dr. O’Donoghue I have to tip my hat to you and bow!!! You made me feel very comfortable and I am a person who came to you for help with a mouth full of failed teeth and a white knuckle fear of the dentist. Your skills are quite extensive and your nature is kind, honest and gentle. In addition your staff is also splendid and very supportive and helpful. Katarina and Sophia, I can’t thank you enough and it is such a comfort, to me, as a patient, that you all work in sync with each other. Blessings to you all!!!
    dana black
    10 months ago
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    I had the best experience and the price was less than others!! I had an implant and there was no pain and it looks great too!!! Dr O and his team are so so friendly. If you need any work done, see him. He also removes wisdom teeth, I wish he was in town sooner to have done my sons!! Great dental experiences for sure!!!!
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    Nature's Solution To A Missing Tooth: Dental Bridges

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