The Dental Center of Granger
12840 SR 23, Granger, IN 46530

Dental Bridges in Granger, IN

There are few things that can ruin a person’s smile more than missing teeth. While you can fix discolored or even cracked teeth by getting professional whitening or crowns, it can be far more difficult to decide what to do about missing teeth. If someone has lost several or all of their pearly whites, then they usually turn to dentures. However, for those people out there who are only missing a few teeth there is another option – dental bridges. While dentures are removable and need to be taken out and cleaned nightly, bridges are a more permanent solution to missing teeth, and our Granger dentists can craft bridges for anyone who needs them.

What exactly is a dental bridge? It’s actually very simple. A bridge is a replacement tooth (or teeth) held in place by caps that are placed over the remaining teeth on either side of the empty space in the mouth. Dental bridges can also be supported by implants instead of natural teeth. It’s important for people who are missing teeth – even if they have only lost one tooth – to consider getting dental bridges or implants. That’s because missing teeth can not only harm a person’s confidence, but the function of their mouth as well.

Dental bridges can allow people to chew and speak properly again, as well as maintain the shape of the face, which can be changed when there are missing teeth. Also, when individuals are missing teeth they may chew on one side of the mouth more than the other, which may harm the bone and muscles in the jaw. Dental bridges can restore a proper chewing balance so this does not happen.

Our Granger dentists will use porcelain crowns to hold dental bridges in place. Porcelain reflects light similarly to natural tooth enamel, and the crown will be painted to match each patients’ natural tooth color, so no one will never even know that they are there. Non-removable bridges may be the better option for people who want to have the feel of having all their natural teeth again. Once dental bridges are placed, people simply need to brush and floss their teeth regularly to help keep them in place for years to come. Bridges often last for nearly a decade, and if need be they can be replaced. Talk to a Granger dentist today to learn more about dental bridges.

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Patient Reviews
Katie, my hygienist, was not only positive and pleasant in every interaction, but was also extremely informative regarding my dental health and well-being. I look forward to coming back and […]
Holly W.
My hygienist was very sweet and helpful! She was very thorough and answered all of my questions and made my appointment quick and easy.
Jenae L.
Quality service and personal touch. Made me feel like I was the most important person there.
Patrick B.
Julie does an excellent job. She is gentle and thorough and very nice.
Jeff S.
Amazing service, and hospitality. Great bedside assistants.
Megan R.
Great and friendly service.
Jaime B.
The technician, Julie, did a really good job cleaning my teeth and taking a few x-rays. The dentist, Dr. Cochran, was very pleasant and reassuring. Good job all around. Thanks.
Nellie T.
So happy to have Dr Cochran back. He is always so caring about his patients.
Barbara W.
Kind people, clean facilities.
Jared D.
Every thing went smoothly and (my teeth) had improved from the last time I was there. Can’t ask for more…..
Frances W.
Dental assistant Kelsie did a great job.
Andrew C.
The people and their competence.
Debra K.
The dental assistant really cares about your dental health. She is excellent.
Kathy P.
Friendly and courteous staff. Always timely for appointments.
Cathy S.
The staff is unfailingly polite and helpful. Also, I would like to single out Julie, my hygienist. A genuinely nice person; I’m always relaxed when she’s working on me.
David L.
Nice people and they did a good job!
Mirna R.
Quality of care. Reasonable charges.
John P.
Quite satisfied but as it was my first visit, I do have limited exposure as of this point in time.
Dennis W.
Julie is awesome. An Sue is wonderful.
Jeffrey S.
Location, staff is nice and dentist is thorough.
Linda H.
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Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Phone: (574) 807-0438
Fax: (574) 271-5089
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  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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