By Dow Dental
December 08, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

What your dentist in Springfield wants you to know

If you are missing one or more teeth, you already know how embarrassing it can be when you smile. You’re afraid people notice the dental bridgesopen spaces in your smile, and you could be right! When you are missing teeth, it’s also difficult to chew your food fully and enjoy eating the foods you love. You’re afraid that you are making it difficult to digest your food and you could be right about that too! Thankfully, your dentists at Dow Dental in Springfield, OR, want to share with you how dental bridges can help your smile and your life!

The state-of-the-art materials and techniques that go into today’s dental bridges can create a work of art, designed to restore your smile. Dental bridges fill in the gaps caused by missing teeth. Bridges restore your full chewing strength so you can eat the foods you love. Bridges also look completely natural, restoring the beauty of your smile.

Dental bridges are fixed in place, unlike removable partials. Your dentists at Dow Dental want you to know about the many advantages dental bridges provide, when you compare them to removable partials. Dental bridges are:

  • Stable--they won’t move around when you eat or speak
  • Natural-looking--they blend with your existing teeth
  • Strong--because they are firmly held in place by adjacent teeth

Dental bridges can be made to replace one or several missing teeth. The prosthetic teeth in the bridge, called pontics, are the replacement teeth. They are held in place by the adjacent teeth, which are crowned to provide support for the bridge. The entire bridge, from crowns to pontics, is cemented in place and becomes a permanent part of your smile.

Typically, dental bridges take at least two appointments to complete the procedure. You will be amazed at the result! Dental bridges help your smile to be stronger and more beautiful than you ever thought possible. You owe it to yourself to discover what dental bridges can do for you. It’s time to call the experts, your dentists at Dow Dental in Springfield, OR. Call today to find out more!