You can avoid the issues that come with a missing tooth. Dental Briges are an excellent option to replace multiple missing teeth. Ask us today!
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge, also known as a fixed partial denture, is a dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth by joining permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants. A dental bridge essentially ‘bridges’ or fills in the gap left behind from a missing tooth by placing a false tooth in the area that the gap is. Dental bridges are coloured and shaped just like natural teeth, so they blend in seamlessly with the rest of your mouth. There are different types of dental bridges depending on the way they are fabricated and how they may anchor to the adjacent teeth. Bridges have been traditionally made using the indirect method of restoration. However, bridges can now be fabricated directly in the mouth using such materials as composite resin or by using porcelain (for a natural-looking smile).
How does a dental bridge work?
Dental bridges are fabricated by reducing the teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth, by a preparation pattern that is determined by the location of the teeth and by the material from which the bridge is fabricated. In other words, the abutment teeth are reduced in size to accommodate the material to be used to restore the size and shape of the original teeth in a correct alignment and contact with the opposing teeth. Another type of dental bridge called a cantilever bridge may be used to replace a missing tooth in an area of the mouth that receives less physical stress. For example, a cantilever bridge may be used to replace a missing front tooth. This type of dental bridge may be best when just one side of the empty space caused by an absent tooth has remaining healthy teeth. With a cantilever bridge, the dental prosthesis is anchored to one or more natural teeth.
Dental bridges can help improve the overall smile of an individual with a missing tooth. They can also offer more than just aesthetic appeal. A dental bridge can prevent the surrounding teeth from drifting out of position, and fill spaces that may otherwise leave surrounding teeth susceptible to tooth decay. Dental bridges may even be helpful in lowering susceptibility to gum diseases.
If your confidence has been affected because of one or more missing teeth, a dental bridge might be the solution for you. If you would like to learn more about dental bridges, or you are wondering whether you would be a good candidate for a dental bridge, please give our dedicated Nosehill Dental team a call at (403) 241-1900 and we will be happy to help!
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Calgary NW, Nosehill, Ranchlands, Hawkwood, Arbour Lake, Scenic Acres, Silver Springs, Dalhousie.
1829 Ranchlands Blvd NW, #101, Calgary, AB T3G 2A7
Phone: (403) 241-1900
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