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Regain Your Beautiful Smile With Dental Bridges!

A missing tooth is a really serious matter and also can make you feel uncomfortable. Ain’t it? Dental bridging is a practise through which you can replace your missing teeth with artificial ones. To be precise, a Dental Bridge is a tailor-made replacement tooth, popularly termed as a pontic that is being planted between either of the two teeth. The bridge is adjoined to the natural teeth on both sides of the gap that is left by the missing teeth. Bridges are naturally built from porcelain, gold, alloys or a mix of these materials. This kind of dental practise comes under Restorative Dentistry. The bridges look similar to the shape of your natural teeth.

Types of Dental Bridges

Basically there are four kinds of dental bridges which are as follows:

  • Traditional
  • Cantilever
  • Maryland
  • Implant-supported

Your doctor will recommend which kind of bridge is appropriate for you based on your specific requirements.

How does a bridge help you?

When you have a missing tooth or teeth, it might affect your overall health status in numerous ways. A dental bridge can be a good solution to all these health issues resolving them in no time. These include:

  • Retrieving your ability to chew in a better manner
  • Improving your smile
  • Restoring your capability to speak
  • Protecting your remaining teeth from moving out
  • Preserving the shape of your face


How will your doctor treat you in Yakima, WA?

Here’s how, our specialist and the experienced team of dentists will help you with your treatment of Dental Bridges at Bradley TEW:

  • Firstly, for the purpose of preparing a dental bridge, your specialist will check 2 healthy teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth.
  • Secondly, your specialist will take a model of your tooth or teeth to design and build your bridge.
  • Next, you would be given a temporary bridge until your permanent bridge gets ready in the lab. The temporary bridge is taken out when only your permanent bridge has been fully prepared.
  • Lastly, the permanent bridge is planted in your mouth once it is ready and is firmly cemented to the neighboring healthy teeth.

Another approach, through which your specialist can bridge your tooth/teeth, is that the proceeding may hold your bridge with a dental implant which is surgically being installed in your jaw.

How to maintain your Bridges?

Durability of dental bridges is usually 5 to 15 years and even longer only if they are taken good care. They might fail, usually due to decay of the other natural teeth which are sitting right next to them, or even due to the failure of the cement. So, if you implement healthy oral habits like brushing twice a day, flossing once daily and using an antiseptic mouthwash, and go for regular check-ups, then you can preserve them for long.

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