Dr. Denise M. Walthour is pleased to provide a dental bridge to those who have a desire to replace their missing teeth with a product that is permanent but does not require surgery.
A dental bridge in Portland, Oregon, is made of two or more crowns that are placed on the remaining natural teeth on both sides of the gap. Between the crowns are false teeth that replace your missing teeth and complete your smile. The bridge has the ability to:
- Maintain the shape of your face
- Restore your ability to properly chew and speak again
- Repair your smile
- Give you the force you need in your bite
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of place
If you are interested in utilizing a dental bridge, we ask that you expect two trips to Powell Boulevard Dental. During your first appointment, your dentist will shave the surfaces of your teeth to allow room for the crowns. Then, she will make impressions of your teeth and will send them to a dental lab where the bridge will be created. You will be given a temporary dental bridge to wear between visits. Your second appointment will involve your dentist checking the bridge and making any needed adjustments to make sure it fits perfectly in your mouth. Once she finds the proper fit, the bridge will be permanently cemented into place.
If you would like more information about dental bridges, please feel free to give us a call!