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Dental Bridge Vancouver WA

Crowns & Bridgework

Dental bridges are an excellent solution for missing teeth. Relying on healthy adjacent teeth for support, they can cover multiple missing teeth. Alan Snodgrass, DDS and Jake Farmer, DDS at Thurston Oaks Dental are experts and will discuss the pros, cons, and alternatives to getting dental bridges.

What Are Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges are prosthetic teeth that fill gaps in teeth using crowns to secure them on adjacent healthy teeth. They are made of robust materials that stand the test of time, like zirconia, porcelain, or metal.

If you require a bridge in the front of your teeth, they are usually made of materials that prioritize aesthetics, like zirconia. On the other hand, metal is preferred for dental bridges for the back teeth that are required for grinding food. Metal bridges could be topped with porcelain or even made of gold.

Dental Bridges or Dentures?

Dental bridges are fixed in place and feel like natural teeth, while dentures are removable. Bridges are usually much less hassle than dentures since you won’t lose them.

Alan Snodgrass, DDS and Jake Farmer, DDS will best advise you and help you make an informed decision.

Dental Bridges or Dental Implants?

Dental implants are essentially prosthetics inserted into the missing tooth socket to support the new tooth structure. An implant doesn’t require additional support from any adjacent teeth.

Dental bridges require each tooth adjacent to the gap to be filled so a crown can be placed over them to support the replacement teeth in the bridge structure.

Implants may be better in some instances where only one tooth is missing. However, bridges are the superior solution for multiple gaps in your smile. Alan Snodgrass, DDS and Jake Farmer, DDS, who will first examine the condition of your teeth, will conclude what solution would be the best for your case.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

Here are the pros of dental bridges.

•  Permanent solution to missing teeth.
•  Used to reconstruct multiple missing teeth.
•  Are fixed in place. You cannot lose them like dentures.
•  Do not require anything inserted in the gum tissue like implants do.

Downsides to Dental Bridges

There is no one solution for all problems, and even dental bridges have their drawbacks.

•  Require filing down healthy adjacent teeth for supporting crowns.
•  Must use a specialized floss-threader or waterpik to clean under the bridge.
•  May come off if you eat something very hard or sticky.

You must commit to regular cleaning around and under your bridge for optimal oral hygiene. Otherwise, you could end up with gum disease to contend with due to excess plaque building up.

Alan Snodgrass, DDS and Jake Farmer, DDS at Thurston Oaks Dental will help you learn how to take good care of your dental bridges.

Alan Snodgrass, DDS and Jake Farmer, DDS will ensure you are left capable of making informed decisions about your missing teeth solutions and educate you on their maintenance.

Contact Us for a Consultation Today

If you want to smile without hesitation again, you can schedule an appointment with Alan Snodgrass, DDS and Jake Farmer, DDS today. They will leave you with a shiny bright smile you can be proud of. Call Thurston Oaks Dental at (360) 514-9212 to schedule an appointment.
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Dental Bridge • Dentist Vancouver, WA • Thurston Oaks Dental
At Thurston Oaks Dental we offer dental bridges for patients. A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth.
Thurston Oaks Dental, 4305 NE Thurston Way, Suite A, Vancouver, WA 98662 • (360) 514-9212 • • 8/31/2023 • Related Terms: dentist Vancouver WA •