“Bridge” Gaps in Your Mouth with Predictable and Natural-looking Dental Bridges

Dental bridges in Everett and Redmond, Washington, are an effective and affordable solution for missing teeth. Eckland Family Dental recommends dental bridges when dental implants aren’t a viable solution, and you don’t fancy dentures. A dental bridge spans a gap between two healthy teeth to restore your smile’s beauty and function. Dr. Kale Eckland and his team use bridges created from ceramic materials for life-looking and durable outcomes. 

How a dental bridge replaces teeth

True to its name, a dental bridge “bridges” the gap between two healthy teeth. A dental bridge replaces one or more missing teeth using prosthetic teeth (called pontics) attached to the natural teeth on either side of the gap. Dental bridges can be fixed or removable. Many patients prefer fixed bridges because they closely resemble natural teeth in function, stability, and maintenance. 

The common type of dental bridge consists of two crowns. These crowns are placed on the neighboring teeth (abutments) for optimal support of your bridge. If teeth on either side are unhealthy or missing, your dentist may use dental implants to secure your bridge. Implant-supported bridges are popular because they offer incredible stability when using your teeth. 

The procedure for dental bridges

Placing a dental bridge is a multi-step process, completed with at least 2-3 dental appointments, sometimes more because of your specific needs. In the first appointment, the dentist examines your mouth to determine your suitability for bridgework. If you qualify, we’ll prepare the abutment teeth to create room for the porcelain crowns. 

Next, the dentist takes digital scans of your prepped teeth to create a blueprint the dental lab will use to fabricate your restoration. Until your bridgework is ready, we’ll temporarily restore your smile to maintain its function and beauty.

Once we receive your new teeth, you’ll come to our office for placement. We’ll try your bridge and bond it to your teeth after being satisfied with the fit and alignment. Once your dental bridge is set, they’ll rebuild your smile to its prime state of optimal function and aesthetics. 

Benefits of dental bridges

Dental bridges offer numerous functional and cosmetic benefits.

Some include:

  • Restored chewing and speaking ability
  • Enhanced self-confidence
  • Bridges are maintained the same way as natural teeth
  • Bridges maintain your facial aesthetics
  • Prevent the adjacent teeth from drifting out

Affordable dental bridges near me

Dental bridges from Eckland Family Dental are a reliable and effective solution for replacing teeth. Dental bridges can complete your smile, whether missing one or multiple teeth—anywhere in your mouth. For high-quality yet affordable dental bridges, call any of our offices in Redmond (425) 448-6339 or Everett (425) 249-3830.

Many Happy Faces

A bridge is a non-surgical way to replace one or many teeth. A bridge uses the adjacent teeth as anchors to support the missing tooth or teeth. With today’s dental advancements, a bridge can be fabricated in a fairly short period of time, using a metal or nonmetal foundation. Don’t let that missing tooth affect the way you speak, eat, and smile. Bridges yield immediate results that last a lifetime. Ask your dentist what type of bridge may be right for you.