What is a Dental Bridge?

Watch this video to learn more about dental bridges and how they are an ideal nonsurgical option to replace individual missing teeth.

You know, a term that’s used in dentistry a lot is bridge work. Well, what is bridge work? Well, think of a bridge. Think of, say, a bridge over the Mississippi River. On one shore, you have big pylons. On the shore, you have another pylon. In the middle, you have a river. Well, in your mouth, you have a missing tooth. That’s the river. On each side, you have good tooth, which is a support on the banks.

What we do is we construct those supports on two existing teeth that connect together, and they bridge that missing tooth. Now, that is just one option. Maybe an implant is another option. But a fixed bridge work, in many cases, is a wonderful treatment that we’ve been doing, really, for decades.

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About John Hopkins, DDS

After attending Tulane University and receiving his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Mississippi in 1977, Dr. Hopkins graduated from the prestigious Emory University School of Dentistry in Atlanta, Georgia.

At Emory, Dr. Hopkins studied directly under Dr. Ronald Goldstein, considered the father of modern aesthetic dentistry.

Following graduation from Emory in 1981, Dr. Hopkins joined an esteemed multi-specialty practice in Palm Beach, Florida, where he honed his skills in numerous dental specialties: endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery and aesthetics.

While in Florida, Dr. Hopkins also completed the continuum at the Pankey Institute, the most renowned dental education institute in the world.

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