Those who are missing one or more teeth may experience difficulty with chewing or speaking. A dental bridge in Portland, Oregon, is a great way to restore the beauty and functionality of your smile. A dental bridge replaces a missing tooth or teeth with artificial teeth by bridging the gap caused by missing teeth. A dental bridge is made of a replacement tooth (or teeth) with a dental crown attached on either side. The dental crowns are attached to the teeth on either side of the gap.
Dental Bridge Benefits
A dental bridge can do many things for you and your smile, including:
– Restore the beauty of your smile
– Restore the functionality of your smile
– Preserve the shape of your face
– Properly distribute your bite
– Keep your natural teeth from moving out of place
– Allow you to properly chew and speak again
Types of Bridges
– Traditional bridge – A crown for the tooth on either side of the gap with a replacement tooth in between. Traditional bridges are the most common type of bridge.
– Cantilever bridge – Used when there are only adjacent teeth on one side of the missing tooth or teeth. This type of bridge is not commonly used anymore.
– Maryland bonded bridge – Replacement teeth and gums supported by a framework made of porcelain or metal. Metal or porcelain wings on one or both side of the bridge are bonded to the existing teeth.
We invite you to contact Portland Dental today to learn more and to schedule an appointment with our dentists, Drs. Fujii and Lee.