Replace missing teeth with fixed dental bridges

Replacing missing teeth with fixed dental bridges is an effective and affordable way to improve your smile and chewing function. Dr. Tokiko Poppe and her team at Cosmos Dentistry of Bellevue, Washington, work routinely with patients to help determine if they are good candidates for bridges. If you are considering a bridge for missing teeth, learn more about our affordable bridges as a solution.

What is a dental bridge?

Our team best describes the dental bridge as a fixed dental restoration designed to replace one or more teeth in a row. It is made to bond over adjacent teeth for support to keep one or more false teeth, or pontics, in place to restore the smile after tooth loss. This replacement method is affordable and effective, making it a popular choice for many of our patients.

How dental bridges work to restore the smile

Dental bridges are made of porcelain or ceramic material, matched to the color of your natural teeth. The two most common types of dental bridges are traditional bridges and cantilever bridges.

A traditional bridge comprises two crowns placed on the teeth adjacent to the empty tooth space, with a false tooth (pontic) in between. Cantilever bridges are best used when only one adjoining tooth is available to support the pontic. In this case, the dental crown fabricated is cemented onto just one side of the pontic.

How do I care for a dental bridge?

Dental bridges will last for many years with proper care. Be sure to brush twice daily and floss to clean around the pontics and under the gum line. It is also essential to visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups.

Learn more about dental bridges for missing teeth

If you are considering a dental bridge as a treatment for missing teeth, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tokiko Poppe. Our team will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs and budget. Call (425) 448-4770 to request an appointment at our facility, located at 1515 116th Ave NE, Suite #301.

We look forward to helping you restore your smile!

Many Happy Faces

A bridge is a non-surgical way to replace one or many teeth. A bridge uses the adjacent teeth as anchors to support the missing tooth or teeth. With today’s dental advancements, a bridge can be fabricated in a fairly short period of time, using a metal or nonmetal foundation. Don’t let that missing tooth affect the way you speak, eat, and smile. Bridges yield immediate results that last a lifetime. Ask your dentist what type of bridge may be right for you.

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Dr. Tokiko Poppe

Dr. Tokiko Poppe graduated from the University of the Pacific's Arthur Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. She has received extensive training in all aspects of dentistry and was involved in craniofacial research and studies on cleft lip and palate in school.

Dr. Poppe also completed a General Practice Residency in California, where she cared for medically-compromised adults at Veterans Hospital and children under general anesthesia at the University Medical Center. She is a member of the ADA, AAGO, AAPMD, WSDA, SKCD, AGD, American Laser Study, TBI Ambassadors, and AMR advanced program. She has completed Spear Education which dentists pursue to learn complex restorative dentistry. Dr. Poppe is also an osteopathic-trained dentist, having learned the whole-body approach from osteopathic physicians. She follows continuing education to stay abreast of the latest dental trends and enjoys sharing her knowledge with her community.

She also holds a Japanese dental license and speaks Japanese and English.