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Dental Bridges Corvallis, OR

A Great Way to Replace Missing Teeth

Sometimes teeth get so damaged or decayed that they can’t be saved. Having one or more missing teeth can cause a variety of health problems and cosmetic issues. What can you do about that empty space? A dental bridge may be one of the best options available to you.

At Timberhill Dental, we make it our mission to provide minimally invasive, long-term restoration options for missing teeth that look and feel natural. Fixed bridges function like real teeth, so they never need to be removed like dentures do. At Timberhill Dental,we will use the latest digital x-ray and laser diagnostic technologies to help determine if a bridge is the best choice for you.

 

Do You Need a Dental Bridge?

A missing tooth or teeth can lead to a variety of problems, including:

  • Bite and jaw joint problems from teeth shifting to fill the space
  • The “sunken face” look associated with missing teeth
  • Difficulty chewing comfortably
  • Feeling self-conscious about the appearance of missing teeth

A fixed dental bridge is a safe, durable, and affordable solution to missing teeth.

When we place a bridge, a single appliance is attached to two teeth on each side of the space where a tooth is missing. An artificial tooth attached in the middle of the bridge fills in the gap. Sometimes the teeth on either side of the gap are prepared for crowns, and the bridge is cemented onto the prepared surface of the teeth, creating the appearance of a “new” tooth.

In some cases, we may alternatively use a resin-bonded bridge that attaches to the natural teeth on each side using metal brackets.

Did You Know?

When you leave missing teeth untreated, the bone in your mouth and jaw eventually starts to deteriorate. That’s why some people with missing teeth often notice a difference in the appearance of their faces (the “sunken face” look).

Bridges can help avoid this problem because they work just like natural teeth. That’s why I recommend fixed bridges as a preferred alternative to dentures whenever possible.

Are you ready to learn more about dental bridges?
Call Timberhill Dental at (541) 754-0144

OR

Schedule Your Free Consultation

Bridges vs. Dentures

For many years, dentures were the only option for people living with missing teeth. Fortunately, today that is no longer the case.

Fixed bridges are more functional, comfortable, convenient, and natural-looking than dentures.

Fixed Bridges Dentures
Functionality Work practically the same as real teeth with improved chewing ability. Make it difficult to eat and chew the way you used to.
Appearance Look just like real teeth and help prevent the jaw bone loss that often results from missing teeth. Can look natural if they’re well-made, but living without a more permanent solution can lead to bone loss and the “sunken face” look.
Health Consequences Help prevent potential bite and jaw joint problems and even bone loss. Don’t address most of the health risks associated with missing teeth.
Comfort Feel natural and promote gum health. Can be uncomfortable and often irritate gums.
Convenience Never need to be removed, and provide a durable, long-term solution. Need to be taken in and out regularly for cleaning, and can be easy to lose.
Cost Have a higher cost upfront but can save money that might be spent on future dental treatment. Have a lower cost up front, but often result in future dental problems that cost much more to fix.
Timberhill Dental team with Dr. Kurt Black

Our Minimally Invasive Process

At Timberhill Dental, we minimize patients’ discomfort by offering high-tech, minimally invasive dental care that delivers incredible results with less pain and anxiety.

When you come into our office for a dental bridge, here’s what you can expect:

  1. As soon as you walk into the door you’ll feel relaxed and at home in our soothing, spa-like office environment.
  2. We’ll offer you a variety of spa amenities, like warm, scented hand towels and soft neck pillows.
  3. We’ll clean and prepare the teeth around the missing one.
  4. We’ll create a unique porcelain (tooth colored) bridge to fit your mouth.
  5. Finally, we’ll place the bridge in your mouth and make sure it’s comfortable and a perfect fit before you leave.

What Our Clients Say

Not only are Timberhill Dental’s staff friendly and great people, they also provide excellent dental care. We have always received top notch care and advice. We always leave the office feeling impressed by the entire experience.

– Abby Wojcikiewicz ND

Shasta Barnes Testimonial - Timberhill Dental

I can’t say enough about how great my experience was at Timberhill Dental. There are so many little touches (hot towel when you’re finished, warm paraffin hand treatments during cleanings, etc.) that make Timberhill stand out. I really felt like they all genuinely cared about me and my teeth and my experience in their office.

– Shasta Barnes

Want to learn more about your options for natural, safe, long-lasting bridges?
Call Timberhill Dental at (541) 754-0144

OR

Schedule Your Free Consultation

Did You Know?

Timberhill Dental offers free second opinions and can help you make the best choice for your dental and overall health.