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Complete Fixed Bridges
Portand, OR

An example of a dental bridge at Geelan Dental Care in Portland, ORIf you have lost all of your teeth or they’re in a condition where they must be replaced, a variety of restoration options exist to help give you back your smile while solving those oral health problems. One such solution, a complete fixed bridge, can provide a permanent set of new teeth and even improve your overall appearance.

What Is a Complete Fixed Bridge?

A complete fixed bridge is a full arch restoration prosthesis consisting of dental implants, abutments, and artificial teeth. It is commonly fabricated from porcelain, though other materials are available. Porcelain is very malleable and allows light to reflect as it would on natural tooth enamel. This restoration uses a combination of the implants and existing jawbone to ensure that your mouth and bite force will always have their necessary strength and leverage. Traditional bridges, by contrast, rely on the remaining surrounding real teeth for support.

Why Should I Get a Complete Fixed Bridge?

Having fewer or no teeth affects your speech, how you chew, and your self-esteem. Confidence plays a major role throughout our body language in both social and professional settings. Changes in one’s self-image can have long-lasting consequences on your health, personal life, and outside interactions.

Our teeth are also necessary to maintain the integrity of the jaw. Once teeth are lost, the physical stimulation required to keep your jawbone active, strong, and healthy is lost with them. The bone will gradually deteriorate, resorbing into your bloodstream. Dental implants fuse to the jaw and not only stop this process of resorption but prevent future bone deterioration.

What Are the Benefits of a Complete Fixed Bridge?

•  Functions like natural teeth, allowing for speaking, eating, and drinking as you normally would with
•  Improves your smile to new levels of function and beauty
•  The prosthesis will not come loose, feel bulky, or slip out as dentures sometimes might
•  Often indistinguishable from natural teeth, modeled and colored to match your natural teeth as closely as possible
•  Helps prevent deterioration and resorption of your jaw
•  Provides the required stimulation to maintain a strong, healthy jawbone and retain facial structure.
•  Durable and long-lasting, bridges can last over decades or even a lifetime with proper care.

How to Care for Your Complete Fixed Bridge

The steps to take care of your complete fixed bridge are quite simple once you’ve received proper instruction and get some practice. The following tips will help get you started in your relationship with your brand new teeth:
•  Maintaining professional dental hygiene is a must. Practicing or continuing to practice poor oral habits can lead to your bridge becoming damaged, worn, or broken.
•  Treat these new teeth as you would your natural set. Brush and floss twice every day, making sure to use a non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste to avoid unintentionally scratching the artificial teeth.
•  Shortly after the restoration is applied, a follow-up appointment will be scheduled to confirm that your mouth is responding well to the implants and prosthesis. This can be the most critical step for your dental health, and keeping up with regular check-ups is equally important.

If you are interested in getting a complete fixed bridge, Geelan Dental Care can help. Give us a call today at (971) 323-1990 to schedule an appointment.

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At Geelan Dental Care, we specialize in a full-arch appliance known as a complete fixed bridge for those that are missing all or most of their teeth. Call us today!
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