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Wellness Centered Dentistry

Eugene Dental Bridges


Welcome to Wellness Centered Dentistry, where our experienced dentist, Dr. Rob Whicker, provides quality dental bridge services in Eugene, OR. We strive to provide the highest quality care and our friendly staff is here to help you every step of the way. Call us today at (541) 868-2008 to schedule an appointment and learn more about our services. Visit our homepage Wellness Centered Dentistry to learn more.

Key Takeaways

Dental bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth and restore your smile.

Benefits of dental bridges include restoring the appearance and functionality of your smile.

The cost of dental bridges can vary depending on the type of bridge and materials used.

Preparation and aftercare for dental bridges is essential for ensuring that your bridge remains healthy and strong.

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When an implant is not an option, a dental “bridge” can replace a missing tooth as well. A bridge connects the teeth next to the empty space with a replacement tooth that sits on top of the gums. The replacement tooth is fused to these teeth and functions like a natural tooth and is brushed in the mouth.

Types of Dental Bridges

Bridges are typically made from porcelain, ceramic, and gold. Depending on the type of bridge, it can be supported by natural teeth, dental implants, or a combination of both. The two main types of dental bridges are traditional bridges and cantilever bridges. Traditional bridges are the most common type and involve two dental crowns that are placed on the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth.

These crowns are connected by a pontic or false tooth, that is held in place by the crowns. Cantilever bridges are similar to traditional bridges, but they only require one crown to be placed on the adjacent tooth. No matter which type of bridge you choose, you can be sure that it will look and feel natural. With proper care and maintenance, your dental bridge can last for many years.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are a reliable and long-lasting solution that can restore the function of your smile.

With dental bridges, you can enjoy the following benefits:

  • First, dental bridges can help to restore the appearance of your smile. Missing teeth can cause gaps in your smile that can be filled with dental bridges. This can help to improve the aesthetics of your smile and give you more confidence.
  • Second, dental bridges can help to restore the functionality of your mouth.

Missing teeth can cause difficulty when eating and speaking. Dental bridges can provide the support needed to help you eat and speak with ease. Additionally, dental bridges can help to prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of place.

Preparation for Dental Bridges

Before a dental bridge can be placed, preparation of the teeth and gums is required. This preparation ensures that the bridge is secure and that the surrounding teeth are not damaged. At our dental practice, we take the utmost care when preparing for dental bridges.

Dr. Whicker will examine your teeth and gums to determine the best course of action. We will then use specialized instruments to shape the surrounding teeth and create an impression of the area.

The impression is sent to a dental lab where the bridge is custom-made to fit your teeth. We will also use a local anesthetic to ensure that you are comfortable during the entire process.

Once the bridge is ready, we will check to make sure it fits properly and securely. We will then bond the bridge to your teeth, restoring your smile and giving you back the confidence you deserve. With proper care and maintenance, your dental bridge can last for many years to come.

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Visit Wellness Centered Dentistry in Eugene, OR for all your dental bridge needs. Call us at (541) 868-2008 to schedule an appointment today!

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What Our Amazing Patients Say

Benny Pezzano
Benny Pezzano

This is by far the most amazing and caring dentist experience you will ever have. I was seeking an alternative dentist because I, like most of us, was seeking a more holistic dentistry experience. Dr. Whicker and the team is absolutely on point. Kind, compassionate, professional and practical.

They are the best at informed consent- he will tell you exactly what he is doing and why he is doing it at any moment. I leave the office feeing taken care of and cared for instead of abused and taken advantage of. He even reaches out later in the day to check up on you makes sure everything is alright.

I will never go to another dentist. I could not recommend Dr. Whicker enough!! Thank you Wellness Centered!!

Kismet Mayo
Kismet Mayo

I visited Dr. Whicker for a tooth extraction and bone graft for a future implant placement. I am a Denturist (I fabricate and fit dentures). I see patients on a daily basis with fresh extractions and often times sutures. I was so impressed with Dr. Whicker! He was kind and courteous and very professional. He made sure that I was comfortable with each step of the procedure and talked to me and explained what he was doing throughout the process. The extraction site looks amazing and his sutures are impeccable. The staff were very friendly and the office is pristine. I will definitely be referring not only my friends and family, but my own patients to Dr. Whicker for dental treatments. I am so pleased!

Diana Janz
Diana Janz

I have nothing but good to say about Wellness Centered Dentistry. I am grateful for their care, kindness and that I can rest assured that I am getting top quality care. Thank you!

Tonya Nunn
Tonya Nunn

The dentist including other members of the staff made sure I was comfortable on every level. They were very friendly. They were efficient but I did not feel rushed in any way. My questions were answered patiently and in layman’s terms. Overall a good experience.

Amber Winterbourne
Amber Winterbourne

They were very accommodating and went out of their way to fit me in an emergency! They respected my disability and human rights with dignity and honor! I am very happy with their capabilities and office staff! Thanks so much for all your doing!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a fixed dental restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth. It is typically made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap, with a false tooth/teeth in between.

What are the different types of dental bridges?

The most common types of dental bridges are traditional bridges, cantilever bridges, and Maryland bonded bridges.

What is the process of getting a dental bridge?

The process of getting a dental bridge typically involves two visits to the dentist. During the first visit, the dentist will prepare the teeth on either side of the gap and take an impression of the area. The impression is then sent to a dental laboratory to create the bridge. During the second visit, the bridge is fitted and adjusted for a comfortable fit.

What are the benefits of getting a dental bridge?

The main benefit of getting a dental bridge is that it can restore the appearance and function of the mouth. It can also help to prevent teeth from shifting out of place and can improve the patient’s bite.

How long do dental bridges last?

Dental bridges typically last between 5 and 15 years, depending on the type of bridge and the patient’s oral hygiene habits.