Dental Bridges Complete Smiles and Restore Oral Function For Patients with Tooth Loss
Restorative dental care is a branch of dentistry that rebuilds your dental health if you have damaged or missing teeth. The goal is to improve your smile and prevent numerous dental health problems from occurring by postponing treatment.
For patients with tooth loss, Dr. Far and Gang Wang offer numerous tooth replacement options. One way we can fill your mouth gaps is by using natural-looking dental bridges. Dental bridges can either be anchored by crowns or implants for stability. Both options complete your smile and restore your ability to chew and speak better.
What are dental bridges?
Like a partial denture, a dental bridge fills the gap left by teeth missing in a row. Traditional dental bridges are held in place with healthy teeth on either side of the gap with missing teeth. The healthy teeth (abutments) are encased with dental crowns to secure the bridge aptly. Sometimes, your dentist may recommend a cantilever bridge supported by just one crown.
You can also opt for implant-supported bridges. These dental bridges don’t affect the stability or health of the neighbouring teeth. Implant bridges are anchored directly in the jawbone, hence a popular option for many patients.
What does getting dental bridges look like?
Do you want to close your mouth gap with a dental bridge? You should commit to at least two dental appointments. During the first appointment, we take your medical history and assess your dental health to determine whether a dental bridge is the best option to replace your teeth.
If you are eligible, we file down the abutment teeth to create room for a dental crown. Then, we take the oral impressions of the prepared and opposing teeth and send the images to our lab technicians to fabricate custom-fitting restorations. Since manufacturing your bridge may take several days to a few weeks, we protect your prepped teeth with a temporary bridge.
When your dental bridge is ready, we will notify you to visit our office for installation. We use dental cement to affix your new bridge in place. Before letting you go, we check your bite to ensure it feels and looks natural. Several adjustments may be necessary before you get used to your dental bridge.
Benefits of dental bridges
Patients who replace their teeth with dental bridges enjoy many benefits, including:
- Restored ability to eat and speak better
- Renewed confidence
- Dental bridges are long-lasting, provided they are looked after and maintained very well by the patient.
- Porcelain bridges are natural-looking
- They are easy to maintain
Want to replace your missing teeth with natural-looking dental bridges? Please dial (343) 803-6333 to schedule an appointment with The Hope Dental Care Centre. We are centrally located in Kanata, ON, but we serve the surrounding cities of Stittsville, Carp, and Richmond, ON.
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.