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 for Corvallis patients 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. We are among the most trusted choice for dental bridges in Corvallis.