For patients who have a row of one or more missing teeth, dental bridges offered by Oak Tree Dental Care can be the solution they are looking for.
Dental bridges are fixed teeth replacements that are used to bridge or fill the gap left by several missing teeth in a row. Our dentists Dr. Amin Tabatabaian and Dr. Subha at Oak Tree Dental Care, recommend dental bridges to restore the patients' oral functionality and smile aesthetics as they offer reliability, cost-efficiency, and a natural appearance.
What dental issues can bridges fix?
By using dental bridges, the instant benefit achieved by the patient is the filling and closing of the gap created by the missing tooth.
By closing the missing teeth's space in the mouth, the patient can enjoy other benefits as well:
- Prevents the occurrence of gum disease
- Restore the patient's oral functionality
- Improves speech
- Prevent the shifting of the adjacent teeth from their position
- Improves smile aesthetics and preserve a natural-looking smile
What Is a Dental Bridge Consist of?
A dental bridge consists of one or more prosthetic teeth held securely by abutment teeth. A dental crown is placed on either side of the gap, and the artificial teeth are secured in between.
Types of Bridges
Dental bridges are one of the effective and cost-effective options to restore missing teeth. At Oak Tree Family Dentistry, we offer different kinds of dental bridges that are designed for specific situations and requirements. The various types of dental bridges are as follows:
At Oak Tree Dental Care, we use traditional bridges to replace one or more missing teeth if the teeth adjoining to the missing teeth are intact. They are securely held in place by dental crowns and are made of one or more pontics. Traditional or fixed bridges are the most common type of bridges and are usually fabricated from porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.
Cantilever bridges are used if you have adjoining teeth only on one side of the missing tooth to support the bridge. They are typically used for front teeth, and here, the pontic's support comes from an abutment on only one side.
In the case of implant-supported bridges, a dental implant supports the fixed bridge instead of crowns. One of the major advantages offered by an implant-supported bridge is that it helps prevent additional jaw bone loss.
Bonded bridges or Maryland bridges comprise a natural-looking pontic that is secured to the back of the abutment teeth near to the missing tooth.
If you would like to avail of our dental services, visit Oak Tree Dental Care at 10004 Aurora Ave N Suite 14, Seattle, WA 98133, or call dentists Seattle WA at (206) 363-4300 to schedule an appointment.