Dental Bridge Portland, OR
Hunter Dental Care knows that missing teeth can cause problems. Whether you lost it accidentally or had an extraction done, it is just as essential to fill that gap to keep further damage from occurring in that space or the teeth surrounding it. Our expert team has years of experience filling in gaps with different varieties of replacement options, but one of the popular options is a fixed bridge. These permanent options are great solutions for any number of reasons and are accessible to many of our patients. If you think that a bridge may help you solve your problematic gap, give us a call today and see what we can do for you.
What is a Dental Bridge?
While there are is a large variety when it comes to replacement bridge options, the most popular option here is the traditional version. We can find the best option for your specific case when you come in for your diagnosis appointment. A traditional bridge involves porcelain and metal fused together. This bridge is a very natural looking option and can cosmetically enhance your smile back to its original beauty. It can also reduce the risk of further issues, such as teeth shifting to fill in the gap, can restore your ability to eat and speak normally, and can maintain not only your radiant smile but also the general shape of your face.
How Do Dental Bridges Work?
A traditional bridge fills in the gap by utilizing the surrounding teeth. First, we will put a crown over the two natural teeth surrounding the gap. The teeth will have a small layer of their natural enamel removed for the crown to fit. The mold will be taken of those prepped teeth rather than the teeth in their natural state. The mold will be sent to a lab to construct a well-fitting and natural looking permanent construction. In the meantime, you will have a temporary bridge to protect the teeth and the gap.
When they are ready, those crowns are attached to an artificial tooth that covers the gap in between. They will be adjusted and then cemented to the natural teeth. This is a permanent solution that defends the gums underneath but bear in mind that they have the potential to need replacement (or simply being adhered for the second time) later on just due to everyday wear and tear. They can last many years, but they require proper care after their installation, or you will find yourself with further problems as they can become easily damaged if neglected.
We know how important your smile is to you, so we will take care of any and all of your missing tooth needs. If bridges are the best solution for you, we will help you every step of the way and guide you back to confidence and prime oral health. If you have a missing tooth and are looking for the best possible solution, give us a call today and set up a consultation where we can help you find the best remedy!