A dental bridge in Riddle, Oregon, may be helpful if you are missing one or more permanent teeth. A dental bridge is used to close the gap caused by one or more missing teeth. Two or more crowns and a replacement tooth make up a dental bridge. The crowns will be placed on the teeth on either side of the gap, which are called the abutment teeth.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
Dental bridges can do the following for you and your smile:
• Restore your smile
• Maintain your face shape
• Restore your ability to eat and talk properly
• Properly distribute your bite
• Keep natural teeth from shifting
Dental bridges are very durable and can last at least 5 to 15 years. If you practice good oral hygiene and have regular dental cleanings and exams, your bridge will probably last for 10 or more years.
Caring for Your Dental Bridge
Be sure to practice proper dental 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 daily and floss once daily 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 dentist office today to learn more about dental bridges and to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Natanael Repta. We look forward to caring for you and your smile!