Dental bridges can be used to expertly correct one or more missing teeth. If you have a gap in your smile, then dental bridges for teeth can be the right treatment for you. Missing teeth are not just a cosmetic issue. They can also cause difficulties with speaking, chewing, or eating, and other associated problems.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
Dental bridges can replace either a missing tooth or a series of missing teeth. With a dental bridge, the gap in your smile is bridged with a series of artificial, natural-looking teeth.
A dental bridge fills holes in your smile and allows you to have a full set of teeth. Dental bridges for a tooth involve placing crowns on either side of the gap. These crowns act as anchors for an artificial tooth that is placed where the missing tooth should be. If more than one tooth is missing, then several artificial teeth can be placed between the anchoring crowns.
Dental bridges are a semi-permanent solution, as dentists can remove them later on. Dental bridges are not just a cosmetic procedure—they can correct dental issues, as well as prevent crowding in from other teeth.
Types of Dental Bridges
There are different dental bridge types that can be used. Speak with an experienced dental bridges dentist to find out which type of bridge would work best for your needs.
These are the most common type of dental bridge. They involve using crowns on either side of the gap as anchors, with the artificial tooth in between.
These bridges are less common and are used when there are only teeth on one side of the gap. These types of bridges are no longer recommended for use in the back of the mouth, as they can cause damage and problems.
Maryland Bonded Bridges
These bridges use a porcelain and metal framework and are bonded to existing teeth. This type of bridge is most commonly used for front teeth.
Our Dental Bridge Procedure
For all tooth bridge work, a standard procedure should be followed to ensure the integrity and quality of the work.
Preparation of Abutment Teeth
On the first visit, the anchoring teeth are prepared. The adjacent teeth will be reduced and reshaped, and an impression will be made to create the bridge.
Attaching a Temporary Bridge
The bridge can take one to two weeks to create so that a temporary bridge will be secured in place while the tooth bridge work is being performed.
Permanent Bridge Attached
On the second visit, the temporary bridge is removed and the permanent bridge is put in place. Adjustments and revisions may be made to the permanent bridge. The dentist may only temporarily cement it in place to ensure that it fits properly. After a few weeks, the bridge may then be permanently cemented.
Looking for a dental clinic that can provide dental bridges and crowns? Princeview Dental Group has been a fixture of the Kingsway area in Etobicoke for over 20 years, where we provide dedicated family care in a professional, welcoming, and modern environment. Please call us today at (416)-231-4562.