Dental Bridge Woodburn OR
There are many different options in order to replace missing teeth. One of those options is dental bridges. Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth and restore the function and appearance of your smile. They are fixed dental appliances that span the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
Bridges can help you replace the teeth that you have lost, whether you lost teeth due to an accident or because of disease. While some dental restorations may only help you replace one missing tooth, bridges can replace multiple teeth. If missing teeth are not replaced, teeth adjacent to the empty space will shift into the available gaps. This can lead to unwanted results such as teeth misalignment and an increased opportunity to develop gum disease. Therefore, It is crucial to act fast before the damage is beyond repair. If you have any missing teeth, Mid Valley Family Dental can help.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A tooth bridge is a restorative dental appliance used to replace one or more missing teeth. It consists of one or more artificial teeth, known as pontics, which are held in place by dental crowns or abutments on either side. The pontic is designed to match the shape, size, and color of the surrounding teeth, making it appear natural. The crowns are placed on the natural teeth or dental implants adjacent to the gap, supporting and anchoring the bridge in position.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
Dental bridges offer many benefits including proper alignment of adjacent teeth and enhancing your natural look. You do not want a restoration procedure that is easily noticeable. Bridges also restore your ability to speak correctly and ensure proper chewing while eating.
While there aren't many people who have concerns about having surgery in general, some individuals may be apprehensive about going under anesthesia for their procedure. If you don't want to go through any invasive procedures, perhaps a non-invasive treatment like a bridge is what you need. Not only are dental bridges less invasive than dental implants, they are cheaper as well.
Ease of maintenance is another benefit of dental bridges. They do not require a lot of special upkeep. Continue to brush and floss your teeth and maintain regular dental visits with us.
Dental bridges last about five years before you will need to have them replaced.
Types of Dental Bridges
Dental bridges come in various types, including traditional bridges, cantilever bridges, and Maryland bridges. Our dentist will evaluate your specific needs and discuss the best option for your situation.
It's important to note that maintaining good oral hygiene is essential when you have a dental bridge to ensure its longevity and prevent potential issues with the supporting teeth and gums.
Dental Bridges at Mid Valley Family Dental
If you need to replace missing teeth, we can help. You do not have to wait until tooth loss becomes a major concern to your health and appearance. You can visit us at Mid Valley Family Dental for your dental bridge or any other related problems. We can be reached at (503) 902-1622 for appointment bookings and questions.
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