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Dental Bridges – Bellingham, WA

A Simple and Effective Solution for Missing Teeth

Nowadays, there are numerous tooth-replacement options to choose from. Dental bridges are a high-quality solution that can seamlessly and effectively replace the gaps in your smile. At Moreno Dental, we use cutting-edge technology to create custom restorations that’ll simultaneously restore your oral health and improve your appearance. To learn more about this service, continue reading or give our friendly team a call today!

What Is a Dental Bridge?

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A bridge is like two or more crowns splinted together with a hanging tooth in the middle. It is one of the many possible solutions for missing teeth. Bridges can redistribute the chewing forces that are unbalanced when teeth are missing. If cared for properly, meaning regular checkups and cleanings with periodic x-rays, bridges can last a couple of decades or more. We use the finest methods and materials to ensure you receive a durable restoration. All of our off-site work is done by the finest dental labs in Whatcom County - ensuring you quality and precise fit - something we are very proud of.

Types of Dental Bridges

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During your consultation, our team at Moreno Dental will conduct an oral examination to determine which type of dental bridge is right for you. We’ll review your medical history and inquire about your goals to find the best option for your needs. Based on our discussion, we’ll recommend one of the following:

Traditional Bridge

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If you need to replace one or more missing teeth, we can use a traditional dental bridge. It’s anchored to your mouth with two dental crowns and will require the alteration of your natural enamel. This is the most commonly placed type of dental bridge.

Implant Bridge

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Patients who want a more durable method of tooth replacement can opt for an implant bridge. It’s secured to your mouth with two dental implants instead of dental crowns. The implant posts are placed on either side of the missing gap in your smile. Once they fuse with the jawbone, we’ll attach a custom dental bridge to seamlessly complete your smile. Unlike traditional bridges, this option requires no alteration of your existing teeth.

The Benefits of Dental Bridges

woman smiling after getting dental bridge in Bellingham

Some benefits of dental bridges in Bellingham include:

  • Covering the gums that are exposed between teeth
  • Keeping teeth upright (as teeth tend to shift after a neighboring tooth is removed)
  • Preventing bone loss as trauma to stand-alone teeth can lead to recession and bone loss
  • Ability to chew with ease and speak clearly
  • Long-lasting and natural-looking results
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