Bridges

All of your teeth play an important role in your ability to speak and chew as well as the proper alignment of other teeth. While tooth loss can happen at any age, it is recommended that they be replaced to maintain proper function of your mouth and oral health. Fortunately, there are several options to treat tooth loss.

Bridges

All of your teeth play an important role in your ability to speak and chew as well as the proper alignment of other teeth. While tooth loss can happen at any age, it is recommended that they be replaced to maintain proper function of your mouth and oral health. Fortunately, there are several options to treat tooth loss.

Bridges

All of your teeth play an important role in your ability to speak and chew as well as the proper alignment of other teeth. While tooth loss can happen at any age, it is recommended that they be replaced to maintain proper function of your mouth and oral health. Fortunately, there are several options to treat tooth loss.

Dental Bridge for Tooth Loss

A bridge is a device used to replace missing teeth. It works by attaching artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth, called abutment teeth. Bridges can either be permanently attached (fixed bridges), or they can be removable.

Fixed bridges are applied in one of two ways. Either they are applied to crowns on the abutment teeth or by bonding the artificial teeth directly to the abutment teeth. On the other hand, removable bridges are attached to the teeth with metal clasps or by precision attachments.

Missing one or more teeth not only affects your appearance but your dental health, as well. Your teeth work together to complete daily functions such as eating and speaking. With missing teeth, however, it’s much more difficult to do these things. The good news is that missing teeth can be replaced. With fixed bridges, you can restore your dental health and appearance.

What is a bridge or fixed partial denture?

A bridge, also known as a fixed partial denture, is a device which fills the gap where teeth are missing. As they are bonded into place, fixed bridges can only be removed by a dental professional. Removable bridges, on the other hand, can be taken out and cleaned. Another difference is that fixed bridges offer more stability than their removable counterparts.

Why would I need a bridge?

The function of your teeth as well as their appearance are important reasons for wearing a bridge. What’s more, a bridge helps support your lips and cheeks. The loss of a back tooth can cause your mouth to have a sunken look, making you look older.

The most important reason for a bridge is to help maintain your oral health. Teeth are designed to complement each other. Unusual stresses that are placed on the gums and other oral tissues due to missing teeth can cause a number of potentially harmful dental disorders. The increased risk of gum disease is one of the worst results of missing teeth, but it can be minimized with a bridge.

Another reason for a bridge is that missing teeth can cause speech problems. Teeth play a part in making many of the sounds we use to speak clearly.

How is a bridge attached?

The attachment procedure of a dental bridge usually takes two or three appointments to complete. At your first appointment Dr. Klasinski, will prepare the teeth on either side of the gap. This includes removing a portion of the enamel and dentin.

The bridge must be fabricated to precisely match your mouth to ensure correct bite and to match the opposing tooth. Impressions of the teeth are then taken and sent to a lab where the bridge will be constructed.

Fixed bridges are usually cemented to the natural teeth next to the space left by the missing tooth. A pontic, also known as a false tooth, replaces the lost tooth. Crowns are cemented onto the natural teeth to provide support for the bridge, as well.

What materials are used?

Bridges can be constructed from several types of material. They include gold alloys, non-precious alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. If porcelain is used it is often bonded to either precious or non-precious metal.

How To Care For Your Bridge

It is very important to brush and floss the teeth surrounding the bridge to keep them as well as the bridge clean. Since the bridge relies on the neighboring teeth for support, it’s crucial to maintain proper dental hygiene.

Why Our Membership Plan Might Be Right For You

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  • Yearly membership plan to cover routine cleanings and exams and even emergency visits
  • Save money and receive the dental care you deserve
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Why Our Membership Plan Might Be Right For You

No dental insurance? Children and adults can still receive the same great dental care with our membership plan.

  • Yearly membership plan to cover routine cleanings and exams and even emergency visits
  • Save money and receive the dental care you deserve
  • Payment options available

Why Our Membership Plan Might Be Right For You

No dental insurance? Children and adults can still receive the same great dental care with our membership plan.

  • Yearly membership plan to cover routine cleanings and exams and even emergency visits
  • Save money and receive the dental care you deserve
  • Payment options available

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What do our patients have to say?

All the staff at Kewaskum Family Dentistry are very knowledgeable and caring in all the services provided. They are personable and family friendly. The office is very clean. I highly recommend Kewaskum Family Dentistry.
Sheri Loken
23:06 23 Jul 21
Kewaskum Family Dentistry is amazing! I live an hour away and it is worth the drive. Sara and her team have been amazing treating my TMJ.
Kerry Quade
23:17 22 Jul 21
Always a professional, yet relaxed and caring atmosphere! Great staff! Gibbs is an awesome addition.
Jill Zuraw
23:53 21 Jul 21
The staff at Kewaskum Family Dentistry is amazing! Everyone is always so friendly and Dr. Sara and Dr. Nick are so gentle and make sure you are as comfortable as possible during every visit. 10/10 Everytime I'm there.
Danyl Leinstock
23:30 19 Jul 21
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sara kucharas
23:10 18 Jul 21
Knowledgeable, compassionate staff. First dental appt that was pain free and stress free! I LOVE Dr. Klasinski! It was my BEST experience at a dentist EVER in 5 decades! Highly recommend!!
Kerry Klismith
00:00 16 Jul 21
I am in my 50s and avoid dentists even though my teeth are chipped and I need work performed. I decided to try Kewaskum dental and saw Dr. Klasinski. Dr. Klasinski was so Wonderful! She explained everything in simple terms before she did anything. I have never felt more secure knowing what was going to happen next. She also included me in my care, which was the first time that has ever happened at a dentist. She asked how I felt about things as we went along.Dr. Klasinski was very efficient and I couldn’t believe I didn’t have to wait 20 minutes for the next step as my other dentist always went and worked on other patients and I just sat in a room waiting instead of having any work done, and in the long run, it just gave me more time to worry about my next step. Dr. Klasinski was incredible! I can’t say enough about how relaxed I was for the first time at a dentist. She was in the room with me almost the entire time and we got things done very quickly. From the numbing of my gum to the last part of my crown, I knew exactly what was going to happen and I felt like I had the most qualified dentist doing the work. The work she did was the highest quality and I was also very impressed at how respectful and polite she treated her staff! I heard her staff talking about what an excellent virus she is and how well she treats them! That also tells you a lot about a person and is another reason I will continue to see Dr. Klasinski. I love that she has a dog in her office because it made me feel more relaxed. I will definitely be going to regular check ups from now on and not be avoiding dentists because Dr. Klasinski Made my experience pain-free and stress-free for the first time in 50 years at a dentist. I highly recommend this dental office and Dr. Klasinski.
P Klismith
22:16 15 Jul 21
I highly recommend Kewaskum family dentistry and Dr. Klasinski. Dr. Klasinski is by far the best dentist I’ve seen in my decades of dental work.The staff was warm and friendly and I was greeted by a happy dog as well as a very sincere welcome from Dr. Klasinski when I entered the office. I have had bad Experiences at past dental offices. Dr. Klasinski talked to me about any concerns I had and really listened. I could see the effort she and her staff made to try to eliminate things that made me uncomfortable. One of those is that some doctors seem to only suction once or twice during a session. I don’t know if that’s normal or not but I didn’t have to hold my jaw open for 10 minutes at a time with excess fluids in my mouth making me nauseous. I normally have a very sore jaw after going to the dentist because of my TMJ. Dr. Klasinski was so efficient that I only had my mouth open for short periods and everything suctioned very quickly and thoroughly. Boy was that a huge relief!I’ve never had such a positive experience at a dentist. There was absolutely no pain With the administration of the anesthesia. I couldn’t believe it. Usually there’s at least pinching or pressure or burning, but there was nothing and she really did it so slowly And precisely that it wasn’t only painless, but she seem to know the exact amount I needed. I’ve had my face be entirely numb for like a day with some dentists and other dentists not use nearly enough and could feel all of this stuff happening to me.I was really impressed at how my appointment was a high priority! I’ve had dentists come in and put the numbing gel on my gums and then not come back for 15 minutes and I can hear them in with the next patient. Dr. Klasinski made me feel like a huge priority and was with me 95% of the time and my appointment went by so fast I couldn’t believe we were done.I know that dental health is so important for your heart health and general well-being. I will definitely be back to see Dr. Klasinski and make going to the dentist a more regular priority as I do with my other health issues.Dr. Klasinski has completely turned my views around about going to the dentist. I would say she’s not only incredibly knowledgeable and skilled, but she’s also very compassionate, caring and friendly. I felt as if I was visiting a very beloved family member and as if I was one of hers.A big thank you to Dr. Klasinski and her staff for fixing my broken tooth and making it a very pleasant and quick experience.
KER KER
20:51 15 Jul 21
My hygienist,Kerri,was super. Loved the great dog,Gibs.
Gary Herdrich
02:27 09 Jul 21
Dr. Sara is always so kind!
Angela David
00:36 08 Jul 21