Dental Bridges in Seattle, WA

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About Dental Bridges

When one or more of your teeth have fallen out, it is not just a problem with appearance — missing teeth may cause other teeth to move out of position. This can result in unnecessary tension when you bite, pain when you chew, or even difficulty speaking. A dental bridge restores the health and appearance of your smile by covering gaps with a false tooth supported by either your natural teeth, dental implants, or both. At [email protected] in Seattle, WA, Dr. Hal Kussick offers custom-made bridges with top-quality materials to help give you back your smile. If you have gaps in your smile, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Kussick to get more information about your treatment options with dental bridges.

What to expect with dental bridges

Before placing a bridge, the surrounding teeth must be strong enough to hold the restoration with good jawbone density and healthy gum tissue. Dr. Kussick will assess your gums and jaw during your consultation to help you choose the best type of bridge (traditional, cantilever, Maryland bonded, or resin bonded) and material (porcelain, ceramic, porcelain fused to metal, and metal).

After prepping and filing down your teeth, Dr. Kussick will take digital x-rays and dental impressions so he can create your custom bridge. While sending your bridge measurements to a lab, you will receive a temporary one. Once ready, you will have your mouth numbed with local anesthesia. In some cases, we may use other sedation methods if you have anxiety or a strong gag reflex to help keep you calm during the procedure. Depending on your needs, Dr. Kussick will cement in place or connect the dental bridge to implants. Next, we adjust the position of the bridge so it remains comfortable and stable.

Dental Bridge FAQ

Can you eat normally with a dental bridge?
Yes, you should be able to eat and drink normally. Once your dental bridge has been placed, it will look, feel, and function like your natural teeth.

How long will my bridge last?
Your dental bridge could last between 10 – 15 years or longer. To keep your dental tooth bridge long-lasting, our team recommends maintaining optimal oral hygiene, keeping up with your biannual cleanings and annual exams, and taking preventative care steps offered at our office.

Can a dental bridge be done on my front tooth?
Yes, a dental bridge can be performed on your front teeth. If you are interested in learning more about dental bridges for your front tooth, reach out to our Seattle, WA office to schedule a consultation.

Dental Bridge Restorations

Even if you don't mind the way your smile looks with a missing tooth, it may lead to long-term issues if you don't seek treatment. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kussick to learn more about dental bridge restorations and what options will fit your unique needs. [email protected] is pleased to offer custom dental bridges that can improve the appearance and health of your teeth. Please contact our front office in Seattle, WA to schedule your consultation.

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