In Seattle's Green Lake
Dental Bridges in Seattle's Green Lake
Do you have missing teeth? Dental bridges are a popular tooth replacement option when missing approximately one to four teeth in a row.
Dental Bridges Explained
A dental bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap, with a false tooth (or pontic) in between. The three pieces are bonded together to become one unit. Bridges can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials and are matched to the color of your natural teeth.
Not only does a dental bridge restore your smile, it also restores the function of your teeth. Bridges prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of place and can help you chew and speak properly. And just like dentures, bridges can improve the way you look and feel.
Dental Bridges Explained
If you are considering a partial denture, you may want to ask your dentist about dental bridges. Partial dentures can be ill-fitting and uncomfortable due to the fact that they rely on suction and natural grip to stay in place. They also need to be removed often for cleaning, which can be cumbersome and time-consuming.
Dental bridges, on the other hand, are permanently bonded in place. Once Dr. Vo cements your bridge into place, you do not have to remove it – ever! And because the false tooth is suspended between two supporting teeth (or implants), there is no risk of your bridge slipping or falling out while you eat or speak.
What to Expect
The first step in getting a dental bridge is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Vo. During your consultation, Dr. Vo will examine your mouth, teeth, and gums to make sure you are a good candidate for this procedure. He will also discuss your treatment options and help you decide if a dental bridge is right for you.
If you decide to move forward with treatment, the next step is to take impressions of your teeth so that Dr. Vo can create a model of your mouth. This model will be used to create your custom-made dental bridge.
While your bridge is being made, Dr. Vo will place temporary bridges to protect your teeth and gums. Once your permanent bridge is ready, he will remove the temporary bridges and bond the new bridge in place.
Aftercare and Maintenance
Once your dental bridge is in place, it is important to brush and floss twice a day and visit Dr. Vo for regular checkups and cleanings. With proper care, your bridge can last for many years to come!