Dental bridges are prosthetic appliances that can reinstate missing teeth, broken teeth or a tooth that just cannot be salvaged. They may be the right solution to complete your smile. At Amin Tabatabaian DDS PLLC, we have extensive experience in restorative techniques using dental bridges. They are a viable alternative to dental implants and can help patients who do not want to undergo surgery for various reasons.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
Dental bridges comprise an artificial tooth that is supported by hollow crowns on either side. The replacement tooth, called a pontic, is fabricated from high-grade porcelain to make sure it is durable and best mimics the qualities of a natural tooth. Dental bridges provide increased stability in the mouth and can last for years with proper maintenance.
Dental bridges are fixed in position by attaching the replacement tooth between the anchoring crowns placed on adjoining teeth, called abutment teeth.
Why Are Bridges Necessary?
Dental bridges are often suggested to patients with several missing natural teeth. It will help enhance the appearance of your smile while improving oral functioning. Some patients may not want to undertake more solid restorations like dental implants due to lack of bone density, disinclination to undergo more extensive procedures that involve surgery, or inability to afford the steep expenditure.
Dental Bridge Process
Before the commencement of the treatment, we will conduct a thorough examination to determine the health of the surrounding bone and gums and conclude the appropriate type of dental bridge for your condition. Once this is decided, the abutment teeth next to the gap are prepared to place the anchoring crowns.
Next, we capture impressions of your mouth and send them to our dental laboratory to fabricate the bridge. We will take the shade of your existing teeth so that restoration blends in with your smile. If desired, we will fix a temporary bridge while you wait for your new one.
Once your permanent bridges are ready, we will check them for proper fit and bite and fix them in place after making the necessary adjustments.
Benefits of Dental Bridge
- They restore your self-confidence
- They allow you to eat and speak efficiently
- They are affordable than other replacement options
- They maintain the integrity of the surrounding teeth
- They are easy to maintain
- They can last long with proper care and upkeep
To learn more about our dental bridge options, visit our office, Amin Tabatabaian DDS PLLC, at 5701 Northeast Bothell Way Suite 3, Kenmore WA, 98028. You can also reach Dentist Kenmore WA at (425) 486-9233 and schedule an appointment.