Are you missing one or more permanent teeth? Are there gaps or spaces in your smile? Dr. Nathan G. Dustin may recommend a dental bridge in Portland, OR. A dental bridge is an appliance that closes the gaps in your smile by replacing missing teeth. A dental bridge consists of dental crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap, which are called abutment teeth. A replacement tooth is attached between the dental crowns. A dental bridge can do the following for you and your smile:
- Restore your smile
- Restore the ability to eat and talk properly
- Maintain your face shape
- Properly distribute your bite by replacing missing teeth
- Keep your natural teeth from shifting out of place
Dental bridges at Columbia River Dentistry are metal free. There are three main kinds of dental bridges: traditional bridges, cantilever bridges, and Maryland bonded bridges. Traditional bridges involve dental crowns for the abutment teeth with a dental restoration in between. Cantilever bridges are used when there is only an abutment tooth on one side of the space. Maryland bonded bridges are made of porcelain or plastic teeth and gums supported by a porcelain framework. The wings on either side of the bridge are bonded to your teeth.
Feel free to contact our office today to learn more and to schedule an appointment with our dentist.