Why Should I Choose a Dental Bridge to Replace my Missing Teeth?
- Posted on: Sep 15 2018
Dr. Keri Smith of NW Heights Dental are professionals available to assist patients in and around the Portland, OR area with their oral health needs. Additionally, they provide restorative solutions for patients facing tooth loss such as dental bridges.
What are dental bridges?
dental bridges are restorations that are perfect for “bridging the gap” between the teeth caused by tooth loss or extraction. These restorations are made of porcelain, a material commonly used in dentistry because it looks like natural tooth enamel and can be colored to match the patient’s existing smile. Additionally, the material is strong and durable, holding up to natural chewing and biting forces. Our dentists find that these restorative treatments are highly effective for patients who are missing teeth, providing a more permanent solution than removable partial dentures.
Why choose dental bridges
Dental bridges are a common solution to tooth loss because they provide a permanent way to replace missing teeth without the extensive cost of other permanent tooth replacement options such as dental implants. Dental bridges provide a middle-of-the-road solution for patients who want something economical yet long-lasting. These restorations will commonly last a decade or longer with proper care from the patient, which includes brushing and flossing around the restoration. Patients will also need to remember to floss underneath the bridge, as food particles can become trapped in this area. Porcelain restorations such as bridges are used for replacing one or more teeth in a row because of the way they are fabricated.
Interested in finding out more about dental bridges?
Restoring the smile after tooth loss doesn’t have to be overwhelming. With dental bridges, a solution is just a few steps away! Patients in the area of Portland, OR who are interested in learning more about dental bridges as a way to replace one or more teeth within the smile are welcome to book an appointment with the dentists of NW Heights Dental. Dr. Keri Smith accept new patients in their practice located at 975 NW Saltzman Road. Call (503) 646-1463 today to schedule your consultation and initial evaluation.
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