If you are missing one or more permanent teeth, a dental bridge in Lebanon, Oregon, may be helpful. A dental bridge is used to close the gap caused by one or more missing teeth. A dental bridge is made up of two or more crowns and one or more replacement teeth. The crowns are placed on the teeth on either side of the gap. A dental bridge can be supported by natural teeth or dental implants.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
Dental bridges can do the following:
• Restore the beauty and functionality of your smile
• Maintain your face shape
• Restore your ability to speak and chew correctly
• Properly distribute your bite by replacing missing teeth
• Keep natural teeth from shifting out of position
Dental bridges are very durable and can last 5 to 15 years or more. If you practice good oral hygiene and have regular dental cleanings and exams, your bridge will likely last for 10 or more years.
Caring for Your Dental Bridge
Be sure to practice proper oral hygiene to keep your natural teeth healthy. This is especially important as your dental bridge will be supported by the surrounding teeth. Brush at least twice a day and floss once a day to help prevent gum disease and decay. Also, make sure to visit Smiles Dental often for dental cleanings and exams.
We encourage you to contact our office today to learn more about bridges and to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Dr. Quinn Martin. We are excited to welcome you to our dental office!