Bridges Missing teeth can diminish the appearance of a smile and can cause other teeth to drift out of place. Dental bridges are a commonly used solution for missing teeth. Dental bridges containing replacement teeth are anchored into place by healthy teeth on either side of the bridge. Bridges cannot be removed, but need to be checked for wear during regular dental checkups.
What are dental bridges?
Dental bridges are used by our dental team to help patient achieve a more unified smile. They help to bridge the gap between missing teeth by connecting a restoration to the surrounding teeth. Typically, a restoration, such as a dental crown, is created for the patient’s unique smile. It is then attached to the surrounding teeth. These surrounding teeth are often call abutment teeth. The false teeth can be made out of a wide range of materials including gold, porcelain, ceramic, or alloys. Your dentist will talk to you about which option is best for your smile. Dental bridges can last at least five to seven years. With good oral hygiene and regular professional cleanings, the bridge may last more than 10 years.
Why do I need a dental bridge?
With so many different restorative treatments available, it can be difficult to decide which one is best for your situation. Dental bridges bring a wide range of benefits, including the following:
They help to maintain the structure and shape of your face. They improve the appearance and function of your smile. They prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting out of place. They are an affordable option that will last for years to come. There are many different types and styles of dental bridges and our team is prepared to help to choose the perfect one for your specific set of circumstances. If you are interested in beginning a treatment plan that will restore your smile, then contact Sixth Avenue Dental located in Slave Lake for more information today
What happens during a procedure for a traditional dental bridge?
You’ll typically need at least two appointments:
Abutment teeth preparation: During your first visit, your dentist reshapes the abutment teeth. They’ll remove part of the enamel and dentin, so there’s room for the crown. Impressions: Dentist takes impressions or a digital scan of your teeth. A dental laboratory uses the mold or scan as a model to create your bridge, false teeth and crowns. You’ll have a temporary bridge to protect the exposed areas in your mouth while the lab makes your bridge. Second Appointment
Permanent bridge placement: During your second visit, your dentist removes the temporary bridge and places the permanent bridge. Your dentist will carefully check the bridge and make any needed adjustments to make sure it fits you comfortably.
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Disclaimer: Dr. Preet is a General Dentist. She is not a specialist in Cosmetic Dentistry. Cosmetic Dentistry is not a specialty recognized by the Alberta Dental Association & College (ADA&C). Dr. Preet provides cosmetic dental procedures such as porcelain veneers, crowns, dental bonding, and teeth whitening as part of her General Dentist license. Dr. Preet provides General dental procedures