Dental Bridges

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Calgary’s Dental Bridge Clinic

Comfortable and professional dental treatments.

A dental bridge fills the gap left behind from a lost tooth. It’s important to note that a missing tooth impacts more than function and appearance. A lost tooth causes other teeth to shift over time and, depending on the movement, can lead to crooked teeth that become more difficult to clean. With the risk of gum disease and tooth decay, we recommend patients replace missing teeth.

Our experienced Calgary dentists can design your restoration to blend smoothly into your teeth for a more natural look. If you have a missing tooth, we can determine if a dental bridge is a suitable solution or provide you with other restoration options that will improve the look and function of your smile. In any case, we will find a solution that fits your individual needs and one that you’re most comfortable with. Book an appointment with us today!

What is a Dental Bridge?

Dentists believe that the best teeth are your own teeth. They will do all they can to make sure you keep your teeth. But sometimes, a tooth is badly damaged or lost. The good news is bridges (also called “fixed bridges”), dental implants and dentures are all available options to replace one or more missing teeth.

A bridge is held firmly in place by crowning healthy teeth on each side of the missing one(s). You cannot take a bridge out; it is cemented to your teeth. If a tooth is lost, it is important to replace it with a false (or artificial) tooth as soon as possible. This procedure will prevent your remaining teeth from drifting out of line and causing other problems.

Like crowns, bridges can be made of different kinds of metals, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal. They are strong and last for about 10 years on average, if you take good care of them. Your dentist will show you how to use a floss threader to floss under and around the false tooth (or teeth) in the middle of the bridge.

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Dental Bridge Care

Bridges and replacement teeth may not be as strong as your natural teeth, so:

  • Wear a night guard if you clench or grind your teeth at night.
  • Do not bite down on hard objects (i.e. forks, bottle caps, etc.)
  • Do not use your teeth to open or cut things.
  • Do not do these things with your natural teeth either.

What is the difference between a dental bridge and a dental implant?

While both dental bridges and implants are a permanent solution for replacing a missing tooth or teeth, the difference is how the new teeth are placed. Bridges require no surgery and are supported by surrounding teeth. Implants are surgically placed into your jawbone. Visually, both bridges and implants are made to match your natural teeth. A bridge is a less invasive solution and can restore your smile immediately.

What is a dental bridge made of?

A dental bridge is made from porcelain, ceramic, or a metal base with ceramic overtop. They are designed using the latest technology to match the shade of your natural teeth as closely as possible. For patients interested in whitening their teeth, we recommend completing the whitening procedure first so the bridge can be matched accordingly.

What can I expect during the consultation?

When you book an appointment with us at Brentwood Village Dental Clinic for a dental bridge, one of our experienced dentists will examine your teeth to determine if a bridge is the right restorative solution for your specific condition. We explain what the treatment involves and discuss other tooth replacement options to help you make an informed decision.

Once we determine that a bridge is achievable and you choose to go this route, we will take x-rays of your mouth, photos of your teeth, and take an impression of your mouth to design your custom bridge. You can be confident that your bridge will look as natural as possible.

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