Here at Aesthetic Restorative & Implant Dentistry Northwest in Lynnwood, WA we are passionate about restoring our patient’s smiles to a high level of health and function. When tooth loss strikes, it can be quite hard, even impossible to maintain the same quality of life as you had before tooth loss. That’s why it’s so important to consider tooth replacement options as soon as you lose a tooth. We offer a wide range of tooth replacement options that can restore your smile to its original luster, and dental bridges are one of the best options available. Dental bridges offer permanent tooth replacement to those who have experienced the loss of a single tooth and those who have lost several consecutive teeth.
What Are Dental Bridges?
A dental bridge is a permanent tooth replacement option that can be used to replace a single missing tooth or several missing teeth in a row. Dental bridges are permanently affixed to your natural teeth, which must be permanently altered to act as an abutment tooth, or they can be anchored to dental implants that we surgically place in your mouth.
What Are Dental Bridges Made Of?
Dental bridges can be made from a variety of different materials, including:
How Dental Bridges Are Placed
The process to place a dental bridge usually requires two trips to our office to complete. If the dental bridge is going to be anchored by your natural teeth, we will take some impressions of your teeth that we will use to make a bridge restoration that will fit into your smile perfectly. If the dental bridge is going to be anchored by dental implants, the first appointment will be used to prepare you for dental implant placement.
After we take impressions, we will prepare your teeth to receive the dental implants by removing some of the enamel from your teeth. As mentioned above, this is a permanent alteration of your teeth, and they will not be able to function without a dental restoration over them from this point forward. We will then place a temporary bridge on top of your teeth to give you something to get used to while you wait for the permanent bridge.
Once we have the permanent bridge back from our dental lab, it will be time for you to return to our office where we will remove the temporary bridge and place the permanent one.
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