We provide different options for replacing missing teeth that look and feel natural. A dental bridge literally “bridges” the gap left behind from a lost tooth and provides a permanent solution that performs like your own teeth. It is held firmly in place by crowning the adjacent teeth on each side of the space where the tooth was lost. A bridge is permanently cemented to your teeth. If a tooth is lost, it is important to replace it with a false (or artificial) tooth as soon as possible to prevent your remaining teeth from drifting out of line and causing serious bite problems.
Like crowns, bridges can be made from gold, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal. Our NW dentist or hygienist can show you how to use a floss threader to floss under and around the bridge to increase its longevity.
Bridges (also called “fixed bridges”), dental implants and dentures are all available options to replace one or more missing teeth. Let us help you find the right solution that suits your needs.