Dental Bridges

Missing teeth can cause gaps that affect the way you speak, chew, and smile. Dental bridges allow patients with missing teeth to restore aesthetics and function while protecting their oral health.

Dr. Brian Tavoian in Cedar City, UT, offers both traditional and implant-supported dental bridges. He can perform every step of your treatment, and same-day options are available.

The Far-Reaching Benefits of Bridges

Implant-supported and traditional dental bridges look just like natural teeth and can:

  • Restore your ability to chew and speak
  • Enhance the aesthetics of your smile
  • Maintain the shape of your face
  • Prevent remaining teeth from shifting
  • Restore proper distribution of force in your bite

Receiving a Dental Bridge at Our Cedar City Dentistry Practice

Our Cedar City dental office can provide every stage of treatment whether you are receiving a traditional or implant-supported bridge.
Our Cedar City dental office can provide every stage of treatment whether you are receiving a traditional or implant-supported bridge.

Preparatory Care

Before our dentist can place a bridge, your mouth must be healthy enough to support it. If you have gum disease or tooth decay, we will treat it before we create your bridge. If you have insufficient jawbone density for dental implants, we can perform a bone graft.


If you're receiving an implant-supported bridge, you will first have to undergo dental implant placement surgery. Your implants will be placed in your jaw and must integrate with the jawbone over a period of about three to six months.

Abutment Teeth

If you're receiving a traditional bridge, our dentist will prepare each tooth on either side of the gap in your smile. This will involve removing some enamel to make room for the crowns.


Our dentist will take digital impressions of your dental arch to aid in the fabrication of your custom bridge.


We may place a temporary bridge so you don't have to go another day without restored function.


Depending on your case, we may send your impressions to a dental lab where technicians will create a porcelain bridge that feels comfortable and blends in seamlessly with your smile. It usually takes about two to three weeks for the lab to create a dental bridge. We can also provide same-day bridges using our CEREC technology.


Once your bridge is finished, you can return to our office where Dr. Tavoian will check the final fit of your bridge and secure it in place with dental cement or abutments.

Can't Wait for Your Bridge? We Have a CEREC Machine

Depending on your case, our dental team may be able to create your bridge using our in-office CEREC® machine. This machine makes dental restorations in a single appointment, without us having to send impressions to a lab. Ask if you qualify for a CEREC bridge during your consultation.

Caring for Your Bridge

You can care for your new bridge the same way you care for your natural teeth: brush twice a day, floss once a day (including under your pontic), and attend regular cleanings and exams at our Cedar City office. This will go a long way in maintaining your oral health and your bridge. Dental bridges can last up to 10 years with proper care.

"The best dentist I have ever gone to!"


Tamara Vaught

Cedar City, UT


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Traveling on vacation when my bridge came loose on our 1st day. I reached out since it was close to our rental cabin. I was surprised when they were willing to get me in even after established hours. The staff was excellent and Brian was very kind and honest about what they could as a temporary fix until I could see my regular dentist back home.Great relief for me to enjoy the remainder of my vacation. Highly recommend these folks.

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jonathan romney

Cedar City, UT


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Dr. Brian is the best dentist I have ever gone to! He is confident and competent with his procedures and also extremely kind and takes time to answer questions. His staff is also my favorite! I’ve been to both hygienists and love them both! The dental assistants and front desk staff are also very kind and helpful!

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Dr. Brian Tavoian

Brian K Tavoian Family Dentistry

Dr. Brian Tavoian, also known as the Smile Doctor, has been providing exceptional dental care to families in Cedar City, UT, since 1992. Our patients recommend us because of our:

  • Flexible financing options
  • Comfortable sedation
  • State-of-the-art technology

To request an appointment, please contact us online or call (435) 586-0123.

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