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

Love this place! Great thorough cleaning, great staff, great fee schedule and a great bonus therapy dog!
carole connor
14:30 24 Sep 22
They get you in on time, no pain with any of the procedures. And when Gibbs comes in to check on you is the best.
Anthony Harrington
10:59 21 Sep 22
It has been to a dentist in a number of years. They were gentle and explained everything in detail to me. It’s been one visit and I’m glad that I made the switch. I’ll be here for years to come
Jared Krajenka
23:01 15 Sep 22
Outstanding dentist…great personality and very knowledgeable highly recommend
Jessica Skibba
23:06 10 Aug 22
After a number of terrible experiences at the last 3 dentists, it was a joy to walk into a friendly, clean, office and have a pleasant experience like I was used to in the past. Straight forward, no surprises or weird practices like wanting to have me come back at another time for the cleaning I was expecting. Thank you so much for giving me the peace of mind I've been looking for, and an end to the nightmare I was in.
Dee Ecker
11:21 20 Jul 22
Great friendly, honest professionals that look out for your best intrest and health. And being greeted by Gibbs is always a great way to start the day:) Shout out to Jenny and Jodi for always checking with insurance before recomending procedures.
Carol Marx
10:56 15 Jul 22
My experience at Kewaskum Family Dentistry was exceptional. As a first-time client, I was accorded highly professional treatment throughout the visit.Dr. Klasinski and her staff were uniformly helpful and accommodating. I especially appreciated their willingness to explain their procedures and continuing concern for my comfort.Dr. Klasinski and her team were patient, responsive and transparent. I was treated well in every respect. They delivered quality service and care. I was impressed.
Jim Hutchinson
01:35 14 Jul 22
My teeth cleaning was very professional and thorough and my hygienist did a fantastic job!
Hailey Haas
00:20 13 Jul 22
Kind staff, great service, and office dog! Gibbs sat on my lap through my entire cleaning! I love dogs so this was, hands down, the best cleaning of my life!
Michelle Harrington
14:36 12 Jul 22
Great team. great listeners. great outcomes.
Jean Weeden Yahr
00:26 12 Jul 22
js_loader