Patients with an incomplete dental arch can benefit from wearing dental bridges. Bridges are ideal for patients with reduced gum strength or jawbone density, where implants may not be an option.
Our experienced dentist near you provides an extensive range of restorative options, including crowns, bridges, implants, partials, and dentures.
Dental bridges are preferred for their numerous benefits in terms of aesthetics and functionality. They improve your facial structure, complete your smile, and prevent your cheeks from sagging. Missing teeth can force other teeth to rotate, shift, and get displaced. Depending on the location and number of missing teeth, patients may also experience speech impediments.
There are several types of bridges, including Maryland, cantilever, and implant-supported models. Dr. Perry will assess your oral cavity and determine the best type of bridge for your needs.
Our reliable dentist in Calgary, AB will first de-sensitize the area and remove any decay present in the area. We will then file down the tooth structure on one or two supporting teeth, depending on the type of bridge. For example, cantilever bridges rest on a single tooth.
Once the teeth are filed down, the dentist will take impressions of the teeth and send the mold to an offsite lab for fabrication of the permanent bridge. In the meanwhile, we will place a temporary bridge on the gap to protect the prepared teeth. Implant-supported bridges are supported by artificial crowns and do not involve the removal of tooth structure.
Dr. Perry will cement the permanent bridge in place during the second appointment and check it for fit and comfort.
Dental bridges are small, lightweight, and personalized prosthetics that improve chewing and speaking comfort. They can be easily fitted in two or three office visits and re-distribute chewing force, preventing additional strain on compromised teeth. Bridges are known for their longevity and can last for more than ten years with good hygiene. Our dentist at Poplar Dental will examine bridges near you for damage during routine checkups.
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