Dental BridgesAt Jukka J. Perkiomaki, DMD, we use Dental Bridges to place an imitation porcelain tooth in the place of a lost tooth. Ironically, when a child loses a tooth, we create a joyous fairytale for them, but when an adult loses a tooth, there is reason for concern. With our children we know that a new tooth is on its way, unfortunately, we, as adults, don't share that same knowledge. Your adulthood is going to last you 3/4 of your life, and most likely you still have many years to go, we don't want you to make compromises with your self confidence, what you eat, or how you speak, let us help you fill that gap and help you chew and speak naturally.
Proudly serving Portland, West Haven, & Sylvan, OR
What is a Dental Bridge?Dental bridges are an imitation tooth or multiple teeth that are anchored using the neighboring teeth or dental implants, thereby providing a substitute for missing teeth. We offer both fixed and removable bridges in different materials to create the bridge that is best for you. Filling the gap of a missing tooth is important. We are able to stop other problems from progressing with a dental bridge.
With a dental bridge, Dr. Perkiomaki is able to help your teeth from:
||shifting in your mouth which can effect your bite and jaw alignment.
||any decay that tends to build up on the neighboring teeth in the gap.
||giving you an older appearance. Missing teeth can change your face shape with time.
What is the difference between Fixed and Removable Bridges?
Removable BridgesThe removable dental bridge is held with clasps allowing to be removable. Some of our patients find this to be more hygienic because you can take it out, brush your teeth, clean the bridge thoroughly and put it back in. We have also had patients report that their speech is better with a removable bridge versus a fixed bridge.
Fixed BridgesFixed dental bridges are permanent, non-removable teeth. It is anchored to two strong teeth or crowns, and then cemented in place. This solid solution allows our patients to resume eating foods that they may have avoided and distributes the force of their bite more evenly in their mouth. Some patients have bought special floss or even an irrigator for cleaning this fixed device.
For more information contact our Portland office at: (503) 292-8996
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