Dental Bridge Bremerton, WA
If you have lost one or more adjacent teeth, you may want to consider a dental bridge. A dental bridge is a fixed restorative appliance that bridges the gap created by missing teeth. Bridges consist of pontics (artificial teeth), and one or more abutments (support structures). Bridges can be made from some materials, including porcelain, gold, and other metal alloys. The type of material we use, as well as the type of bridge, depends on the needs of each patient. At Pacific Ave. Dental, we have the experience and expertise to ensure the success of your bridge and get your smile back on track.
Types of Dental Bridges
Benefits of Dental Bridges
Dental bridges have a variety of benefits over other methods of restorative treatment. Conventional bridges can be completed in two appointments and provide excellent chewing comfort. They distribute the forces in your bite properly and prevent your remaining teeth from drifting out of position. If left untreated, your remaining teeth will shift to compensate for the open space, leading to bite and misalignment issues.
In addition to the benefits listed above, implant-supported bridges can also help to maintain the shape of your face. The implants act as the root component of the tooth and prevent bone deterioration in the jaw.
Both bridges have proven longevity and can last anywhere from 5 to fifteen years. With proper care and regular checkups, your bridge could last even longer.
Caring for Your Dental Bridge
If you receive a conventional bridge, it is important to keep your remaining teeth healthy and strong, especially your abutment teeth. Be sure to brush twice a day, and use an antiseptic mouthwash to prevent decay and disease. You may also need to use a special type of threaded floss to help clean in between the pontic and gum tissue.
Call Today About Dental Bridges
If you would like to learn more about dental bridges, call (360) 373-3515, and schedule an appointment today.
Pacific Ave. Dental
Allan L. Hablutzel, D.D.S.
820 Pacific Ave., Suite 204
Bremerton, WA 98337
Call (360) 373-3515
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Bremerton's Best of Dentistry 2015
America's Best Dentist 2014 & 2015
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