Dental Bridges – Edmonton, AB
Fill the Unsightly Gaps in Your Smile
If you have suffered from tooth loss in the past, you know how difficult it can be to complete daily tasks. Just one missing tooth can make it much more challenging to chew your food, speak clearly, or smile at the camera without feeling insecure. The good news is that just because you have an empty space in your mouth now doesn’t mean that you need to sport it for the rest of your life. At Sherbrooke Family Dental, we offer customized dental bridges to fill the unsightly gaps in your smile. To find out if this is the tooth replacement for you, contact our office for an initial consultation.
Why Choose Sherbrooke Family Dental for Dental Bridges?
- Customized for Natural Appearance
- Dental Insurance Welcome
- Saturday Appointments Available
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a type of restoration that’s used to replace one or a few consecutive missing teeth. This could be anywhere from one to four teeth in a row. Bridges are composed of two crowns and a number of replacement teeth known as “pontics.” The crowns are anchored on the adjacent teeth or dental implants (depending on the type of bridge you get). Bridges can be made from many different materials, but porcelain is a popular option thanks to its durability and natural appearance.
Types of Dental Bridges
If it’s determined that you made a good candidate for a dental bridge, there are two different types you could end up with:
If you still have healthy teeth on each side of the gap that needs to be filled in, a traditional bridge is likely an ideal option. The teeth that support crowns are known as abutment teeth, and they need to be reshaped in order for the bridge to fit properly. This restoration can usually be completed and placed in just a few visits, and it is more affordable than its implant counterpart.
Dental implant bridges can be used when three or more missing teeth are in a row. Instead of being placed over abutment teeth, the crowns are placed on the titanium implants that merge with the jaw and act as artificial tooth roots. Implant bridges tend to last longer than traditional ones on average, and they help to prevent bone loss from occurring over time.
The Benefits of Dental Bridges
Traditional dental bridges are relatively simple and cost-effective when it comes to replacing missing teeth. In addition to providing strength and stability for chewing and speaking, they help to maintain the shape of your face. They also keep your surrounding teeth from shifting around and becoming misaligned.