Have you recently lost one or more teeth due to an accident or a dental issue like advanced periodontal disease? Losing a tooth can make simple things like speaking and chewing more difficult. A lost tooth can also allow the remaining teeth from drifting into the gap. If you have a missing tooth, Drs. Bailey and Huff may suggest a dental bridge in Coos Bay, Oregon.
A dental bridge consists of a replacement tooth with a dental crown attached to either side. The dental crowns are anchored onto the teeth on either side of the gap. These teeth are called the abutment teeth.
When you come to South Coast Family Dentistry, the abutment teeth will be prepared to receive the dental crowns of your bridge. Impressions will then be taken of your teeth so that your dental bridge can be custom made. Once your dental bridge is ready, our doctors will check the fit and color and make any needed tweaks. The final bridge is cemented into place.
To care for your dental bridge, clean it as you would your regular teeth. Brush twice a day and floss at least once a day. It is also important that you visit our office at least twice a year for professional dental cleanings.
To learn more about dental bridges and to set up your next visit, feel free to contact our office at 541-269-5353 today.