Replace Your Missing Teeth with a Fixed Dental Bridge
Dental bridges have long been used as an effective replacement for one or two teeth. A bridge can be placed in any area where there are healthy teeth on opposite sides of the empty space, to anchor the bridge in place.
Essentially, bridges are like placing full coverage crowns over the teeth, with a false crown suspended between the two. As long as the abutment teeth are healthy, a fixed dental bridge is an option!
Bridges Restore Function and Confidence
Dr. Timmerman uses porcelain bridges that are functional as well as aesthetic. Most treatments require two appointments, with the first visit prepping the area and the second appointment being the one where the bridge is permanently bonded into place. The process is similar to having a crown completed. While a variety of materials can be used, bridges in the front of the mouth are especially designed with aesthetics in mind, so that your results look as natural as possible. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Lance Timmerman typically includes bridge treatments as one of our variety of choices for smile makeovers and full mouth reconstruction.
“Bridges can last several years, and are appropriate for teeth anywhere in the mouth as long as the surrounding teeth and gums are healthy. Our Seattle dental office offers bridges that can last a very long time when cared for properly. We encourage our patients to have regular cleanings and check-ups with us so we can continue to monitor the health of their bridge as well as their surrounding teeth.”
—Dr. Lance Timmerman
Implant Supported Dental Bridges
Dr. Timmerman also provides implant-supported dental bridges to replace several missing teeth at one time. They can be placed in areas even if there are not healthy support teeth nearby.