Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges Dentist Holland, MI If you have recently lost a tooth, you’ll want to ask our Holland family dentist about dental bridges. Like the name suggests, a dental bridge “bridges” the gap in your smile after losing a tooth.

It’s important to understand that your teeth are held in place by tooth roots and surrounding teeth. This means that when you lose a tooth, the teeth surrounding the gap will begin to tilt toward the open space.

If you have recently had a tooth extracted or fall out, your dentist may recommend a dental bridge to prevent further tooth loss.

How Dental Bridges Work

A dental bridge is comprised of a prosthetic tooth anchored by dental crowns on both sides. The prosthetic tooth and crowns are part of the same dental restoration, which is called a bridge. To be a candidate for dental bridges, you’ll need to have healthy natural teeth and/or dental implants on both sides of the empty socket.

Dental Bridge Procedure

The dental bridge procedure will take one visit to our office. During your appointment with us, your dentist will file down and shape the teeth on both sides of the gap to make room for the dental crowns. Since dental crowns cover the entire visible portion of teeth above the gum line, these receiving teeth need to be prepped. This will ensure that your dental bridge looks and feels natural. If Dr. Habecker is placing the bridge on dental implants, we won’t have to touch your other teeth. Instead, Dr. Habecker will place the crowns over the implants to anchor the bridge in place.

Schedule an Appointment With Us

Dr. Brenton Habecker is an experienced dentist in Holland, Michigan, who is currently accepting new patients. As such, he’d be more than happy to help you explore your tooth replacement options. To request an appointment, please call Macatawa Smiles at (616) 396-7524. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.


Dear Patient Family,

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for all of us. Many of you have been forced to wait for dental care and we appreciate your understanding while we kept our office closed to follow orders from the Governor's Office.

We are happy to say that we are opening our office for all patient treatment on June 1st, 2020. Our hours of operation will go back to normal, Monday-Thursday 8am - 5pm. We want you to know that there will be some changes at your next appointment. Please be patient with us as our protocols will inevitably change as new guidelines are released.

  • We ask that you use our parking lot as the waiting room.
  • Please wear a mask when you come into the office and leave it on until entering the treatment room. Homemade is acceptable.
  • Only the person receiving treatment should come in the building, all others will be asked to wait in the car if at all possible. The exception will be for our minor patients who may have one parent accompany them.
  • We will be asking you some questions when you arrive at the office and we will also be taking your temperature.
  • We will not be able to offer magazines, drinks, or toys at this time as they cannot be disinfected to our standards. Eventually this will change and we will be happy to offer our amenities once again.

These changes have been made to adhere to the latest CDC guidelines and for the benefit of our patients and our staff. We want you to know that our office has always taken the safety of our patients very seriously and that we will continue to follow the highest levels of sterilization and disinfection to keep you protected. If you would like more information on what measures we have taken we would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

We cannot say how excited we are to see all of our patients again and to provide for their dental needs. We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces soon!

Dr. Habecker and Team