The Facts About Dental Bridges

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If you’ve ever lost a tooth, you probably understand that some tasks that had been simple can be much more difficult. For instance, if you’re missing teeth you could struggle to pronounce some sounds and to chew comfortably. Luckily, there are several options you can consider—including a dental bridge.

Dental bridges, which are designed to match the color and appearance of your natural teeth, are also anchored by your natural teeth. If this isn’t possible, our team may attach your bridge to an implant. In other instances, we could use an implant and a natural tooth to secure your bridge.

Typically, bridges are made to replace up to three consecutive teeth. Once a bridge is placed, your smile should look and feel natural. In fact, once a bridge is placed, you’ll be able to speak regularly, and chew and eat comfortably again.

If you decide that you need a dental bridge, you may need two visits to our team. During your first appointment with us, we’ll examine your mouth to make sure your bridge will fit as well as possible. During your second visit, we’ll place your bridge. During your first appointment, we may also place a temporary bridge.

If you’re interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to give Portland Dental a call at 503-227-1693. Dr. Gerald Fujii and the rest of our team will be happy to answer any questions you have and assess th health of your teeth. We’re excited to hear from you soon!