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Dental Bridges: A Functional and Esthetic Solution for Missing Teeth

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While dental implants are gaining popularity, they don’t work for every patient, especially those who prefer to avoid surgery. Dental bridges are one alternative that provides improved chewing function and fills the gap left by a missing or extracted tooth and has been replacing missing teeth for decades.

If you are exploring tooth replacement options, finding a bridge dentist in Aloha that will customize your bridge for you is essential. Here is why the dental bridges at Smith Dental make our patients smile.

You Can Smile with Confidence

Missing teeth might give people the wrong impression about you or keep you from smiling, which is an important part of expression! Dental bridges ...

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The Function and Benefits of Dental Crowns

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It starts off with a little sensitivity to cold drinks and foods. You might not think much about it at first because it goes away quickly.

The next thing you know, you've been told that you need a crown. Why do you need a crown and what happens if you don't get the treatment done?

Your trusted team at Smith Dental is here to answer your questions about the function and benefits of dental crowns at our Forest Grove dental office.

Why Do I Need a Dental Crown?

When your tooth becomes infected, decayed, fractured, or injured beyond what a dental filling can repair, you'll need a dental crown to rebuild and ...

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The Function of Dental Bridges

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At Smith Dental, we know how important it is to replace missing teeth with restorations that look good and feel comfortable. We also know how important it is to have options!

One option for replacing missing teeth that has stood the test of time is the dental bridge.

If you are missing teeth and you are seeking a bridge dentist in Aloha, Hillsboro, or Forest Grove, please call Smith Dental today to schedule a consultation with father-and-son dentist team Drs. John and Ryan Smith.

How Do Bridges Work?

A dental bridge replaces your tooth with a specially made crown. This crown is then suspended in the space left by the missing tooth and held ...

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5 Foods That Can Damage Your Teeth

Food that is Bad for Your Teeth | Oregon Dentist

Our teeth work hard for us. Sometimes, we unknowingly make their job more difficult by choosing foods that cause stains or contain acids that make enamel vulnerable.

While we aren’t suggesting that you should stop eating these foods, it helps to be aware of the damage they can do so that you can make an informed choice.

  1. Citrus Fruits and Drinks

Oranges, lemons, and limes contain vitamin C and are good for your body, but unfortunately, these highly acidic fruits can be damaging to your dental enamel. If you have a canker sore, you probably know to avoid orange juice because it’s going to be painful, but you might not be aware of ...

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Implants vs. Bridges: Which One Is Right For You?

Implants Vs. Bridges | Hillsboro Dentist

If you have one or more missing teeth, you probably already know how it can affect your self-esteem. Embarrassing gaps left behind by extracted teeth can make you reluctant to talk or smile around other people. But did you know that it can cause other health problems, too? 

Restoring a missing tooth is important to your overall oral health. Over time, your other teeth may shift into the gap left behind from an extraction, causing misalignment of your teeth. This can create bite problems and put undue stress on your remaining teeth, leading to further tooth loss. The jawbone itself can also start to reabsorb, causing a sunken appearance to your ...

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