Spokane Dental Bridges
Patients who have missing or damaged teeth happen to be at a higher risk of developing gum disease, decay, and cavities. In order to restore your smile and optimize oral health, our dentist will provide you with a number of options for restorative treatment. Implants, bridges, and dental crowns will enhance the functionality of your mouth, as well as the appearance your teeth and gums have, for years to come.
Porcelain crowns are a worthwhile option if you want to have cracked or chipped teeth fixed. Our clinic may suggest a bridge, which are like crowns, but used a lot less frequently than dental implants are. A bridge may be a more cost-efficient option if you want to restore the functionality of your mouth and have a better-looking smile after the loss of at least one tooth.
In order to have a bridge constructed and fitted, two dental clinic visits will be necessary. The teeth production process involves remolding them to the shape of something that resembles a thimble. This is a preparation process for the bridge’s tooth-colored area of the crown.
The next step involves the dentist taking a personalized impression of your reshaped teeth. Creation of a short-term bridge will begin and be positioned appropriately as the last piece is constructed. Once the lab receives the impression, the bridge will be customized for your mouth. The last bridge will replace the short-term bridge ahead of the second visit, when it’s cemented into position.
Bridges warrants a crown to be positioned onto teeth, specifically on the side left vacant from a missing tooth. Supportive teeth like these then get attached onto the crown, replacing the missing tooth. A dental bridge is durable and capable of lasting for quite a while. Porcelain crowns, which are shaded to blend in with existing teeth, will offer a natural-looking bridge that is virtually undetectable. Our clinic can help restore regular chewing and talking ability for you, as well as improve your radiance and natural-looking smile.
Contact us today by calling the South Hill Office: 509-536-5360 or North Office: 509-466-9638. Feel free to call and ask us any questions relevant to oral health. Our staff of dental practitioners will be happy to respond and give you more insight into whatever you’re concerned about.