Get Great Results with Dental Bridges in Puyallup, WA
SK Family Dental is a leading dental office in Puyallup, WA offering family dentistry, restorative dentistry services and more. We know that having a beautiful smile is important to you and that’s why we offer a variety of options to help you restore your smile to its natural beauty and function.
Dental bridges are a great way to help you replace a missing tooth or teeth and reduce the unsightly gaps in your teeth. Dental bridges will do more than just provide you with a new smile: they’ll restore your confidence.
What are the Benefits of Dental Bridges to Restore Your Smile?
At our dental office we offer patients dental bridges made from gold, metal, porcelain and alloy metals, which is a mixture of strong metals that can ensure your dental bridges stay in place. You can expect to get long-lasting wear out of your dental bridges when they are placed in your mouth correctly.
Besides replacing missing teeth, dental bridges provide a placeholder so your existing teeth don’t move. When you have lost teeth or have had to have teeth removed, the root that once held the space in your gums no longer exists. This means that the remaining teeth may try to move into the newly created space over time. This leads to many problems and can be quite painful for people.
A dental bridge will help prevent that from happening. What’s more, dental bridges can hold the shape of your face. If you’re missing teeth, you might notice that your mouth has a different shape now that there aren’t teeth holding your lips, skin and muscles around your mouth. Finally, dental bridges can help distribute your bite across all of your teeth evenly. When we are missing teeth, we tend to favor the side of the mouth which has all of its teeth.
What is Involved in Getting a Dental Bridge?
At SK Family Dental, Dr. Kwon will help you replace your missing teeth right away with a temporary dental bridge. This is a device that we can use to help restore the aesthetically pleasing nature of your smile and help you see what your future dental bridge will look like. Imagine walking out of our office with a new tooth that helps you restore your confidence right away. It won’t be long until your dental bridge is ready once we have taken impressions for your permanent dental bridge. Once the new permanent dental bridge arrives in our Puyallup, WA dental office, you’ll be called back in for a fitting.
During the first few days of having a new dental bridge, you might feel uncomfortable and very aware of the presence of the bridge in your mouth. That will settle after a few days and you’ll feel like you’ve always had a beautiful smile. It’s a good idea to avoid eating hard foods during the first few days as you get used to having the bridge, but after you’re comfortable with it, you can go about your regular eating habits with ease.
What Type of Dental Bridges Are Available?
There are several types of dental bridges available to help you regain a beautiful smile and your confidence. With the right care and continued check-ups at our dental office in Puyallup, WA, you can expect your dental bridge to last for a long time.
Traditional Dental Bridges are made by creating a crown from porcelain. In some cases, the crown may be affixed to the surrounding teeth, or if several teeth are missing, implants may be placed first to support any additional dental work that needs to be done. Usually, this type of dental bridge is used when teeth are missing on one side of the mouth and the bridge will close the gap, protect the surrounding teeth, and the gumline.
A Cantilever Dental Bridge is still used sometimes, but it a less popular method than traditional dental bridges because it cannot be used in the back of the mouth where additional pressure is put on the larger teeth. This is an option for patients who have teeth missing on one side of a healthy tooth.
The last option is the Maryland Bonded Bridge, which is made from a variety of variety of materials including porcelain, metal, plastic, or a combination of all of these materials. It offers a winged-design that sits on one side of the healthy teeth and offers the least amount of damage to surrounding teeth because other teeth do not need to be prepared or filed down to support this type of bridge.
Set up an appointment today with our Puyallup dentist, Dr. Samuel Kwon, and restore our smile to its full beauty. We can be reached at (253) 770-0198.