Replace Your Lost or Failing teeth with Dental Bridges

Are you missing one, two, or more teeth in a row? Dental bridges from White Sage Dentistry are one of the simplest ways to replace what you just lost. Once Dr. Shruti Jadeja anchors your dental bridge, you can expect your dental restoration to last for many years. A dental bridge improves your smile and restores your ability to eat and speak better.

What is a dental bridge?

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When you lose a tooth to injury, decay, or gum disease, the space left can affect your dental health in many ways. The nearby teeth may shift into the edentulous gap, affecting your bite and causing jaw pain. Mouth spaces put you at risk of tooth decay and negatively impact your ability to speak and chew properly.

A dental bridge is an appliance that fills the void left by the missing teeth. A dental bridge comprises one or more dental crowns secured on the neighboring teeth (abutment teeth). Between the crowns sit the pontics or false teeth that fill the toothless gap.

The procedure for a dental bridge

Dr. Jadeja advises patients to replace their missing teeth as soon as practical. The more you delay the treatment, the more your dental health takes a downward spiral. Patients who want to replace their missing teeth with a dental bridge should commit to at least two dental appointments, with much of the work happening on the first visit.

After evaluating your eligibility for a dental bridge, we numb your mouth and prepare your abutment teeth to create space for dental crowns. Next, we take your bite impressions used as a reference by our lab technicians when manufacturing your dental bridge. We will install a temporary bridge to protect your prepped teeth as you wait for your permanent bridge.

On your second appointment, we fit your new bridge with dental cement. We adjust your bridge until your bite feels and looks natural. It may take a few days to get used to your new teeth. However, when your dental bridge settles in place, you will forget you have them on.

Dental bridges near me

Ready for a new, healthier you with dental bridges in Salem, OR? Please dial (503) 877-1626 to schedule an appointment with White Sage Dentistry. Our natural-looking bridges will change your smile and life for the better.

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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.

What is a dental bridge and how does it work?

A dental bridge is a type of dental restoration or appliance that is placed over the gaps left by missing teeth. It works by being affixed to the teeth surrounding the gap with dental crowns so that the false teeth or pontics can be anchored in place.

When would I need to get a dental bridge?

You may benefit from getting a dental bridge if you have lost one or more of your teeth. A dental bridge may be an ideal option especially if you are missing a few teeth in a row.

What are the benefits of getting a dental bridge?

We do not recommend leaving gaps from missing teeth in your smile. Gaps can compromise the health of your surrounding teeth by allowing them to shift. Placing a restoration such as a dental bridge can keep your smile attractive and functional while also preserving your dental health.

What is the difference between a bridge and a denture?

A bridge is cemented in place in your smile by attaching crowns to the teeth surrounding the gap. It can only be removed or replaced by your dentist. A denture, on the other hand, is a removable restoration that can be easily placed in the gap and removed at any time.

What are the alternatives to dental bridges?

If you are missing teeth, you do have a few options for restoring your smile. In addition to dental bridges, you may also consider getting dental implants or removable dentures to replace your missing teeth. Today, we may sometimes combine some of these treatments to provide implant-supported dentures.

Shruti Jadeja DDS

Dr. Shruti Jadeja

Shruti Jadeja, DDS graduated from dental school in India, her home country, where she practiced dentistry for three years before moving to the USA in 2010. She worked with a great researcher at the UCLA School of Dentistry in Oral Biology and studied at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. After living in California and Colorado, she moved to Oregon, where she has been providing compassionate, high-quality dental care for patients from the community.

Dr. Jadeja’s goal is healthy, happy smiles for all patients in and around Salem, Oregon.