Dental Bridge Hillsboro OR
It isn't unusual for adults to be missing a tooth; at least two-thirds of all adults have lost at least one tooth during their lifetime. Sometimes, adults can lose teeth due to an accident or a trauma. More commonly, adults lose their teeth due to tooth decay and gum disease. If you have lost teeth, and you want to restore your smile, a dental bridge may be the answer.
Come see Anthony J Hoffman DMD in Hillsboro OR, to see if you qualify for a dental bridge.
What is a Dental Bridge?
Bridges are prosthetic devices that can be permanently attached or that can be removable. Bridges are great for people who have lost a few teeth on one side of their jaw or teeth that are directly across from each other. Bridges can help you eat and speak more easily than when you were missing teeth. There are different dental bridges available, but all of them use adjacent teeth to fix prosthetic teeth in place.
Bridges can either be fixed, which means they are cemented into your mouth, or removable, which means you can remove the bridge each night.
Traditional bridges consist of prosthetic teeth with metal ends that can either be cemented or attached to your adjacent teeth. Traditional bridges can hold two, three, or four teeth. Usually, these teeth are next to each other or directly across from each other. Dentists use traditional bridges for molars and other teeth located behind the front teeth.
Unlike traditional bridges, cantilever bridges only have metal to attach prosthetic teeth to one side. Cantilever bridges are great for people who have lost their front teeth. That's because you do most of your chewing towards the back of your mouth rather than the front, so bridges don't have to be as strong to use on the front teeth.
There are also Maryland bridges, which have wings on the ends and prosthetic teeth in the middle. Maryland bridges have ends that are cemented behind your other teeth. These bridges are perfect if your front teeth need to be replaced because no one will be able to tell that your front teeth are prosthetic since the metal hardware is cemented behind the teeth themselves.
Benefits of a Dental Bridge
One of the best things about bridges is that they keep your other teeth in their proper places rather than them moving around to try and take the place of your missing teeth. Bridges can help you maintain your other teeth and keep your jaw healthy as well.
Bridges enhance your natural look. They are a restoration that is not easily noticeable to others.
Tooth loss can hinder the ability to pronounce some words. With a dental bridge, you will have a full set of teeth and be able to speak easily again.
Bridges allow you to enjoy your favorite foods again without any chewing problems since you no longer have a gap between your teeth.
Bridges are a less invasive and cheaper alternative to other dental restorations such as dental implants.
Why Choose Anthony J Hoffman DMD
If you need bridge treatment for missing teeth in Hillsboro OR, come to Hoffman Dental for an evaluation. Call us at (503) 648-7700 to schedule an appointment. We will work with you carefully to guarantee that you regain your ideal oral wellbeing.