The Details of a Dental Bridge

If you’re missing one or more of your permanent teeth, our Smiles Dental team has a recommendation for you: Fix your smile with a dental bridge! A bridge is a beneficial dental restoration that can replace your missing teeth, improve your smile’s appearance, and boost your oral health. The best part about the bridge is that it does not require extensive surgery to place. To help you know a little more about a dental bridge in Vancouver, Washington, Dr. Sarah Barber and our team have provided the following information:

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 a bridge is easy and painless. However, it may require two visits to our office. During the first visit, your dentist will prepare the neighboring teeth by removing a section of the enamel. This will make it possible to place the bridge over the teeth. Then, your dentist will make impressions of your teeth and will send those impressions to a dental lab. While you wait for your bridge to be created, you will be given a temporary bridge.

During your second visit, your dentist will remove your temporary bridge and will check and adjust your new bridge. If the bridge fits perfectly in your mouth, your dentist will cement it into place.

Are you interested in helping your smile with a dental bridge? If so, call 360.553.3271 today and schedule an appointment! Your dentist will be happy to meet with you, examine your smile, and let you know if this is the best option for you. We look forward to helping you!