Dental Bridges 101

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Are some of your teeth missing? Are you looking for ways to make your smile whole once more? If so, a dental bridge may be a restoration for you to consider. A dental bridge can be a permanent prosthetic device if it is properly maintained.

If you have missing teeth, it can be important to your dental health to address the space they leave in your smile. Your remaining teeth may shift, slide or rotate, which can result in a misaligned bite. If the misalignment is left untreated, it can develop into more serious issues like a TMJ disorder or gingivitis.

In a dental bridge restoration, the synthetic teeth, or pontic teeth, are attached to crowns on the neighboring teeth, known as the abutment teeth. These abutment teeth serve as anchors for the dental restoration to stabilize your new teeth. Dental bridges are custom-made to match your smile. Because of this, our dentists may need to make an impression of your mouth. Once the prosthetic device is created, it can be cemented into place to complete your smile.

For more information about dental bridges, or to set up a consultation for your own restoration, you can call Quail Ridge Dental at 509-396-6950 today. Drs. Beck and Beck, and our team, look forward to assisting you with your smile in our Kennewick, Washington, dental office.