Dental Bridge: A Successful Tooth-Replacement Option for Your Smile

If you have missing teeth that you are wanting to replace, our Smiles Dental team has a suggestion for you: Complete your smile with a dental bridge!

A dental bridge in Milwaukie, Oregon, is a strong and reliable dental restoration that can replace your missing teeth without the need of extensive surgery. It is made of two dental crowns and artificial teeth and it is created specifically for your smile. This is a great option if you’re interested in a permanent solution that is easy and painless to install. To help you know more about this restoration, Dr. Elizabeth Miller has provided the following information:

What are the benefits of a dental bridge?
There are many ways your dental bridge can help you achieve the smile results you’re searching for. This is possible because your bridge can:

· Restore your smile
· Maintain the shape of your face
· Give you the ability to properly chew and speak again
· Prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of place
· Improve your bite by adding the needed force

What is the process of placing a dental bridge?
The process of placing a dental bridge is simple and effective. However, it may require a couple visits to our office. During your first visit, your dentist will prepare the natural teeth that will anchor the bridge in place. Your dentist will prepare those teeth by trimming their enamel to make them a bit smaller. When they are the right size, she will make impressions of those teeth and will send those impressions to a dental lab. While you wait for your permanent bridge to be created, you will be given a temporary bridge to wear.

Once your dental bridge is ready, you will come into our office for your second visit. This appointment will involve your dentist checking and adjusting your new bridge to make sure it fits perfectly in your mouth. Once it is the perfect size and fit, your dentist will cement it into place.

If you’re interested in restoring your smile with a dental bridge, please feel free to call our office at 503.342.8500 and schedule an appointment with your dentist. Our team will be more than happy to meet with you, examine your smile, and tell you if a dental bridge is the best option for you. We look forward to meeting with you!