There are many tooth-replacement options in the world today, including dentures and dental implants. However, there’s one option that can give you the permanent smile results you’re looking for without extensive surgery, and that option is a dental bridge!
A dental bridge in Ridgefield, Washington, is a strong and reliable dental restoration that is made of two or more dental crowns and artificial teeth. The bridge is anchored to the natural teeth that remain in your smile and it successfully fills the gap with strong, attractive chompers.
What are the benefits of a dental bridge?
A dental bridge can do many things, like:
-Restore your smile
-Give you the ability to properly chew and speak again
-Preserve the shape of your face
-Add force to your bite
-Prevent remaining natural teeth from drifting out of place
What is the process of placing a dental bridge?
The process of placing your dental bridge will take two visits to our office. Your first visit will involve your dentist preparing the natural teeth that remain on the edges of the gap. Your dentist will prepare these teeth by trimming the enamel to make room for the dental crowns installed in the bridge. Once the teeth are the correct size and shape, your dentist will make impressions of those teeth and will send those impressions to a dental lab. While you wait for your bridge to be created, you will wear a temporary bridge.
Your second visit will involve your dentist checking the fit and appearance of your new bridge. If it has a few imperfections, your dentist will make adjustments so it fits perfectly in the mouth. Once he finds the proper fit, he will cement the bridge onto your smile.
If you’re interested in knowing more, please feel free to call Smiles Dental at 360.727.6976 and schedule an appointment. Your dentist, Dr. Ken Killpack, will be more than happy to give you more information about a dental bridge so you can make the best decision for your smile. We look forward to helping you!