Dental bridges that will improve your appearance and provide support
Dental bridges replace missing teeth and complete the appearance of your smile, while also providing much needed support for your other teeth. They are often made of porcelain because of its natural appearance and durability, but come in a variety of materials. We will recommend a treatment that is right for you. For patients who want a healthy and complete smile, dental bridges can help. Updated materials and techniques have made bridges longer lasting and more attractive than before.
When are dental crowns and bridges used?
We use dental bridges to fill the empty space left by a missing tooth. A gap in your smile can dramatically impact your appearance. A dental bridge is usually made as a single unit that is held in place by crowns on adjacent teeth. A dental bridge improves the appearance of your smile by filling the gap and prevents your surrounding teeth from shifting out of place and moving into the space left by a missing tooth, which can cause continued dental conditions.
What does this treatment involve?
A bridge can usually be placed over the course of two or three visits. After preparing your teeth to receive the required, we will take impressions to accurately represents the position, size, and shape of your natural teeth so that your restoration fits correctly. We then send your impressions to a special dental lab, where they are used to create your bridge, which usually takes about two weeks. You will be supplied with a temporary bridge to wear during production. Once complete we will see you again to fit your restoration and make any adjustments necessary. Before you leave our office, we will give you instructions for required care and maintenance. If you practise proper oral hygiene and schedule regular dental cleanings, your new bridge can last for many years.
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