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Do you have a few of your teeth missing? Are you trying to find a way to make your smile whole again? If you said yes, a dental bridge may be a restoration for you to consider. If properly cared for, a dental bridge can potentially be a prosthetic that can last a lifetime.

If there are gaps in your smile from missing teeth, it can be important to your dental health that it is addressed. The remaining teeth could begin to slide, rotate or shift, which could result in a misaligned bite. If the misalignment is not treated, it could develop into more serious issues like a TMJ disorder or periodontal disease.

During a dental bridge restoration, the synthetic teeth, called pontic teeth, are attached to crowns on the neighboring teeth, or the abutment teeth. The abutment teeth are anchors for the dental restoration. Dental bridges are custom-made to match and fit your smile, so an impression of your mouth may need to be made. Once completed, the prosthetic device can be cemented into place to complete your smile once more.

If you live near Vancouver, Washington, and would like to know more information about dental bridges, or to set up a consultation for your own restoration with Dr. Donald Kim, please call Vista Dental at (360) 356-1510 today. Our team looks forward to helping you and your smile.