If you have several missing teeth, it is vital that you address the gaps promptly as it can cause misalignment amongst remaining teeth. Dental bridges are an ideal, non-removable solution to filling such gaps. They are attached to the teeth adjacent to gaps, retaining them in their proper position.
Dental bridges provide numerous benefits, including:
If you fail to address a missing tooth, the open space can cause a rapid deterioration of your oral health. Problems that may arise include:
If it is determined that you are a candidate for dental bridges upon examination of your gums and teeth, a local anesthetic is applied so the teeth can be prepared to support the dental bridge.
Next, using a putty material, an impression of the prepared teeth is made. This impression is sent to a skilled, lab technician who will fabricate a precise bridge that will fit appropriately. During this time, we will provide you with a temporary bridge to protect your teeth and gum from damage in the interim.
Once completed, you return to have the bridge bonded or cemented to your teeth.
For most patients missing several teeth, dental bridges are ideal solutions for tooth replacement. However, there are limitations, including:
If you have or are considering dental bridges, it is vital to maintain pristine oral hygiene and return for regular checkups to ensure the longevity of your bridges.
To learn more about tooth replacement options, including dental bridges, please contact our Edmonton, Alberta dental office today to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Christine Fialka-Eshenko.
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