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

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

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?

My visit was great! Great Precautions taken during CoVid. The office has gotten a fresh new look which looks amazing!
John Burtard
00:03 23 Nov 20
I had to find a new dentist in 2020. I chose Kewaskum Family Dentistry and Dr. Sara because of word of mouth advertising through my neighbor. Dr. Sara came highly recommended not only for her dentistry skills but also for her treatment with TMD. I had my teeth cleaned and was very impressed with my cleaning. I feel it was thorough as my hygienist counted pockets, which is important to me in knowing the health of my gum tissue. My hygienist educated me on flossing and the angel in which to use my electric toothbrush. Next I had my consultation with Dr. Sara about my TMD. I have struggled with jaw pain, clenching, grinding and damaging my teeth from that resulting in crowns and root canals. The consultation was the most thorough I've experienced in 20 years. I was shown my x-rays and the shifting of my jawbone and in the palpitation I exhibited the pain from constant clenching and grinding. I'm in EXCELLENT care with a powerful treatment plan I'm looking forward to. Everyone at this clinic from the time you walk in the door until you exit has such great energy, professionalism, respect and experience. I would highly recommend this clinic to any age group. Thank you everyone!!!
JUDEE OBRIEN
17:06 20 Nov 20
Great people and very helpful staff!
Anthony Lage
12:47 19 Nov 20
beautiful, freshly remodeled office with a wonderful staff that makes you feel like family! Dr Sara and staff utilize their state of the art equipment and techniques to provide the best care possible. Needless to say, I highly recommend them.
Jaime Klasinski
18:35 18 Nov 20
Friendly atmosphere, knowledgeable, and professional. Make you feel comfortable, explains everything and goes over options. Its like family🙂.
Nancy Durn
18:15 18 Nov 20
Lighthearted, professional staff making sure patients are at ease. Procedure was fully explained and Dr. Sara took the time to answer any questions. 😁
Betsy Klasinski
14:13 13 Nov 20
Dr. Sarah and Molly were so accommodating for me and my emergent situation
Crystal Shaw
02:27 09 Nov 20
Absolutely LOVE Kewaskum Family Dentistry. Dr. Sara, Dr. Nick and the staff are absolutely amazing! They talk you through everything they are going to be doing and happily answer all questions thoroughly. I've always experienced anxiety when it came to the dentist until I came here. The environment is welcoming, and there are always smiling faces to greet you. Hands down the BEST place to go for all your dental needs.
Danyl Abraham
22:58 06 Nov 20
Great job. we would recommend Kewaskum family dentist
Dennis Gundrum
15:36 06 Nov 20
You are all great! Your all friendly and greet the patient when they walk in to your building. Feel comfy knowing my teeth will be taken care of each and every time I come in.
Wendy Ziegelbauer
15:19 06 Nov 20