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Dental Bridges


3D rendering of a dental bridge being placed over a missing tooth gap that is flanked by two shaved down teeth Dental bridges can improve your smile and make you feel more confident about your appearance, but they are not the right solution for everyone. Before you decide on a dental bridge, it is important to determine whether or not it will be a good fit for your teeth and mouth. Our dentist will be able to provide you with all of the information you need to make this decision and offer you several options based on your needs and preferences. Dental bridges are available in different types. Here at our Robert H. Peterson DDS, dental clinic our dentist can help you find a suitable treatment for your teeth, depending on your oral condition.

The Benefits of Dental Bridges


If you are missing teeth are at least two adjacent teeth, you can opt for a dental bridge. Bridges are placed using one or more pontics (replacement teeth) on either side of the gap. They rest in place and are supported by surrounding teeth or implants. The result is no more gaps, which will help you feel better about your smile and less self-conscious. Dentists can place crowns on both sides of a dental bridge to make them look like natural tooth structures from any angle.

Types of Dental Bridges


There are four types of dental bridges, and they can all function effectively in replacing your missing teeth. However, there are minor differences between them. The first type of dental bridges are the traditional ones, and they are the most common. They are strong, contain a few pontics, and are supported by crowns attached to the bridge. The replacement teeth on the device are meant to bridge your open gap, while the crown ensures that the dental bridge is held in place. Another type of dental bridge is an implant-supported bridge. These are not so different from traditional bridges; the only difference is that they are anchored in place using dental implants. Other types of bridges are the Maryland bonded bridge and the cantilever dental bridge. The Maryland bridge is similar to a traditional bridge, but attaches to the adjacent teeth a little bit differently. A cantilever bridge is anchored in place on just one side.

Dental Bridge Procedure


Before you qualify for a dental bridge procedure, our dentist will first check your dental health and your dental history to determine if any oral issues need to be taken care of. If you qualify, you should know that several procedures are involved in a dental bridge. Here is how it works: our dentist will make an impression of your existing teeth. This impression will be sent to a lab, where a dental technician will make your new tooth using porcelain, gold, or another material. Once you get your new tooth back from the lab, our dentist will attach it to two abutments or supporting teeth, usually cemented into place on top of natural teeth or dental implants. The replacement tooth connects these two anchors. It simply fills in any gaps between your teeth.

For more information about dental bridges visit Robert H. Peterson DDS. Also free to call us at 503-635-3438.
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Phone


503-635-3438

Location


16600 Boones Ferry Rd.
Suite 103
Lake Oswego, OR
97035


Hours


Mon - Wed: 7:00am - 3:00pm
Thurs: 7:00am-1:00pm
Available for emergencies
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