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Dental Bridges
Portland, OR

3D rendering of a dental bridge being placed over a missing tooth gap that is flanked by two shaved down teeth.A dental bridge is a prosthetic tooth that replaces a missing tooth. Bridges are made of a variety of materials, such as gold and alloy, but the majority are manufactured using porcelain material to match the color of your natural teeth. Bridges improve the appearance and functionality of your teeth. This allows you to talk more clearly and chew your meal more efficiently. Visit Lombard Smiles to get more details about dental bridges.

Who Requires Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges benefit most people who have missing teeth. Trauma, tooth decay, gum disease, and congenital problems are the major causes of tooth loss, and bridges help to cover the spaces between the teeth. Only healthy teeth on both sides of the gap can be used to support a dental bridge.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

A missing tooth or teeth can jeopardize the overall health of your teeth. Dental bridges address some of these issues. A bridge, for example, can restore chewing ability that was previously lost. By adapting to the contour of your face, a dental bridge rectifies your voice and pronunciation. A bridge also keeps the remaining teeth from slipping by ensuring they are properly aligned. The most significant advantage of a dental bridge is that it boosts your self-esteem by restoring your smile.

Types of Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are categorized into four types: traditional fixed bridges, implant-supported bridges, Maryland dental bridges, and cantilever bridges. The most common type of bridge on the market is the traditional fixed bridge. They are manufactured using different materials such as metals, porcelain fused, and ceramics.

Implant-supported bridges use implants rather than frameworks or crowns. A medically implanted implant replaces each lost tooth and holds the bridge. In most cases, Maryland bridges are used to substitute missing front teeth. Unlike traditional bridges, Maryland bridges utilize porcelain or metal framework linked to your teeth instead of crowns on the abutment teeth. On the other hand, cantilever bridges have pontic(s) that are held by crowns cemented to one side of the remaining tooth.

Taking Care of Your Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are long-lasting but not as durable as dentures. Dental bridges can last for over ten years with proper maintenance and care. Technology and material advancements are likely to make bridges more robust in the future. Brushing and flossing your teeth on a regular basis will help your bridge last longer. Our dentist will guide you on how to clean and floss your new bridge.

You should also change your diet as this will affect the longevity of your bridges. Stop eating sticky chocolates, popcorn, and nuts; they can destroy your bridge or abutment tooth.

Contact Us Today!

For further information on how to care for your dental bridges, visit Lombard Smiles. Call us today at (503) 206-0550 for more inquiries.
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Dental Bridge in Portland, OR
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