Dental Bridges in Tacoma, WA
A dental bridge is one reliable treatment for missing teeth. Two teeth that are already in your mouth act as the anchors on either side of the bridge, and an artificial tooth (or teeth) rests in between to fill in the gap in your smile. You can receive a dental bridge in Tacoma, WA at Northwest Dental Services.
Why Choose a Dental Bridge?
Missing teeth can cause more than displeasure with your smile’s appearance. They can contribute to dental decay or encourage other teeth to move out of their natural positions. Missing teeth can also make common activities such as eating and speaking more difficult.
A bridge corrects those problems while looking and feeling natural in your mouth. One of our dentists can fit you for a bridge in just a few appointments, helping you to create the smile you deserve.
How Are Dental Bridges Made?
If you and your dentist decide that a bridge is your best tooth replacement option, the first step is to prepare the natural teeth that will sit on the sides of the bridge. The dentist reshapes these teeth and takes a mold of their new shapes, including the empty space between. Your dentist may also take molds of your entire mouth to ensure the bridge will fit comfortably near the neighboring teeth.
While your bridge is being manufactured, typically at a dental lab, you can wear a temporary bridge that protects your teeth and covers the gap. When the bridge is finished, you return to the dentist to have it permanently placed in your mouth. Your dentist will provide you basic care instructions for your bridge, such as brushing and flossing to keep the surrounding teeth healthy.
Make an Appointment at Our Clinic
Northwest Dental Services brings more than 55 years of experience to the patients we serve in the Tacoma, WA area. We offer dental bridges as a tooth replacement option. Call (253) 383-3001 to schedule a visit with one of our dentists and discuss whether this choice is right for you.