Dental Bridges in Renton

If you have lost one or more teeth, you might be dealing with difficulty chewing, hesitancy smiling your fullest, or changes in how you speak. Whether you lost your tooth by falling on a bike, getting hit by a frisbee, or biting down on particularly hard food, our family dentists at Valley Dental Group can help provide some relief.

Here at Valley Dental Group in Renton, WA, our family dentist aims to help you maintain your brightest smile. We will work with you to determine whether a dental bridge is right for filling in the gap left by missing teeth, so you can get your speaking, eating and smiling back to normal.

What are bridges?

If you are missing one or more teeth, a dental bridge might be the right choice for you. Bridges are a key element of restorative or cosmetic dentistry that serve to restore your smile and the functionality of your mouth.

What are the benefits of bridges?

In addition to the cosmetic dentistry benefits of restoring your smile to its full gleam, dental bridges are key to maintaining the functionality of your mouth. Dental bridges can restore your ability to speak and eat and help improve your bite. They also help maintain your face shape and keep other teeth from shifting out of alignment.

How do dentists create bridges?

There are three main types of dental bridges, including traditional bridges, cantilever bridges and Maryland bonded bridges. For any of these, the process begins by having the teeth on either side of the gap, known as abutment teeth, prepared. To prepare the teeth, the dentist removes some of the enamel to make room for the crowns that will hold the bridge in place. The dentist then takes impressions of your teeth to use as a model for the bridge and crowns and provides you with a temporary bridge to protect your teeth and gums until the bridge is ready.

Once the bridge is ready, it will be fitted to your mouth and adjusted as necessary to ensure an ideal fit and proper bite. Multiple visits may be necessary to continue adjusting the bridge before firmly cementing it in place.

How to maintain your dental bridge

Keeping the rest of your teeth in good health is one of the most important ways to maintain your dental bridge. Because the bridge relies on surrounding teeth as its foundation, the health of those teeth ultimately determines the success of the bridge. Brushing your teeth twice daily and visiting the dentist for regular cleanings and checkups every six months are both key to keeping your teeth healthy and your bridge in good shape.

If you’re missing a tooth and want to explore the option of dental bridges or any of our other services, call us today at (425) 271-1727!

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