Patients with a missing tooth can have Dr. Lee J. Cowles, DMD restore it with a dental bridge. Dr. Cowles uses the two teeth on either side of a “gap” or extracted tooth to anchor dental crowns that fill the gap with beautiful, natural-looking teeth. Call our team at Cowles Dental Care to schedule an appointment so you can receive a dental bridge in Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington.
If you are missing one tooth or multiple teeth in a row, we may recommend a dental bridge to restore your smile. A bridge is a permanently cemented restoration, anchored in place through the use of two dental crowns. The crowns, which are custom made for each person, are placed on the teeth adjacent to the space left by the missing tooth. These crowns hold the artificial tooth in place to restore your beautiful smile and your full chewing power. The bridge can be made of porcelain to perfectly match the shade of your teeth, or it can be made of gold. It typically requires only two visits to our practice to complete the dental bridge. Dental bridges are designed to last for many years and to restore the function, beauty, and health of your smile.
Our dentist may recommend a dental bridge to improve your smile by:
- Enhancing the appearance of your smile
- Restore a missing tooth or teeth
- Restoring your ability to speak, eat, and chew as normal
- Replacing an unwanted removable partial denture
- Preventing the remaining natural teeth from moving out of position
Dr. Cowles will help you determine whether a custom dental bridge is the right choice for restoring your smile and chewing ability after tooth loss. For more information, please call or visit our dentist today.