Kennewick Dentist for Dental Bridges
If you’re looking for a Kennewick dentist to help restore your bite and keep the natural shape of your face, then Mathews Dental in Kennewick can help.
A dental bridge is a custom-made replacement tooth or teeth that fill the space where one or more teeth are missing. A missing tooth is a serious matter. Teeth are made to work together. When you lose a tooth, the nearby teeth may tilt or drift into the empty space. Your teeth in the opposite jaw may also shift up or down into the space. This can affect your bite and place more stress on your teeth and jaw joints, possibly causing pain and damage.
Teeth that have tipped or drifted are also harder to clean. This puts them at a higher risk for tooth decay and gum disease. When a tooth is missing, the bone may shrink. If that happens, it may change the way the jawbone supports the lips and cheeks. Over time, this can make your face look older.
Signs You Might Benefit from a Dental Bridge
A dental bridge is right for you if you want the easiest way to fill in a missing tooth's space and you’re looking to restore your smile and / improve chewing or speaking.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the treatment involve?
The steps of your treatment will ultimately depend on the nature of the bridge and your tooth replacement needs. Typically, treatment starts by gently filing down teeth to make room for the crown abutments. If you opt for dental implant abutments, treatment begins by inserting small titanium rods into the gum tissue in order to support the implants.
Next, a mold is taken of your smile to create the custom dental prosthetic. When the prosthetic is complete, it is fitted into the space. The bridge will be held in place with a secure bonding agent.
Find a Kennewick Dentist Near You
Call or book an appointment online for our Kennewick dentist office today and schedule an appointment for a dental bridge. Our Kennewick dental office is located on Clearwater Avenue.