A bridge is one of many restorative options to replace missing teeth. When a tooth is missing it can affect your chewing and speaking ability. Permanent bridges are useful for maintaining a balanced bite and supporting facial structures so you can feel confident in your smile.
Bridges are a span of crowns that are attached onto the neighboring teeth of your missing tooth. Once it is cemented in place, you have a solid biting surface that is esthetically pleasing.
They are typically completed in 2-3 appointments. Your initial appointment would be to prepare the existing teeth and take impressions for our lab to fabricate your porcelain bridge. You will have a temporary bridge to wear while your permanent bridge is being made. Once your bridge is completed, Dr. Ryan will do any final adjusting and bond the permanent bridge in place. The bridge may take a little while to get used to, but after a few days it should feel like your own teeth.
If you are missing a tooth you should strongly consider one of our replacement options. Contact our office at 425.483.4602 to schedule a consultation to restore your smile.