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It might sound redundant when we say that a dental bridge installment can bridge the gap in your teeth, but it’s true! This restorative treatment can restore your abilities to speak, eat, and chew regularly, alleviate stress on your bite and jaw, and enhance the overall appearance of your smile. Here at Dr. Joel Wiersum’s office in Kodiak, Alaska, we strive to give you the best services to get your best smile.

This process involves replacing one or more missing teeth by placing dental crowns on each side of the area to hold the new tooth replacement. It typically takes two visits depending on how long it takes for the replacement tooth to be made. A mold is first made by your dentist to determine the best bridge to be fit in your mouth.

Three ways your bridge can be supported include the use of your natural teeth, implants, or a combination of both. Sometimes called a fixed partial denture, bridges can be made with alloys, porcelain, gold, or a combination of materials. This is applied by your dentist in the form of a Maryland (artificial tooth bonded to surrounding teeth), traditional (crowns connected to both surrounding teeth), or cantilever (artificial tooth connected to a crown).

In order for your bridge to last up to 10 years, dental care is vital in preserving your natural teeth and dental bridge. Floss daily and brush twice a day to ensure you are keeping your dental health in check. See us for a consultation or appointment by calling Alaska Smile Center at 907-486-3475 today!