Do you think that one or two missing teeth won’t make a difference in your smile? You may want to think again. Even one missing tooth can impair your ability to eat and speak. Missing teeth give plaque extra places to accumulate. And if you do not have a complete smile, your remaining teeth will have room to drift out of their original positions and cause dental damage. If you are missing a single tooth or two or more teeth adjacent to one another, you should talk to our dentist about a dental bridge, a fixed or non-removable restoration.
To place a dental bridge, Dr. Brian Han will remove the enamel from the teeth on either side of the gap in your smile and take an impression. Then crowns will be placed on those teeth, which will hold the bridge containing your replacement teeth in place. You will be given a temporary bridge to wear while your permanent one is being crafted in a dental lab. With the proper care, your bridge can last up to 10 years. Your bridge can be brushed just like your natural teeth, and our team will talk with you about the best way to floss your bridge. To learn how a dental crown in Fircrest, Washington, can improve your appearance and oral health, call Fircrest Family Dental at 253-843-6033 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Han.