Dental Bridges Services in Sherwood Park
A dental bridge (or fixed partial denture) is often the best solution when you are missing one or more teeth. A dental bridge can help restore your face shape, your smile, while allowing you to chew and speak normally.
When we create a bridge we will add crowns to the teeth on either side of the gap. These crowns will help hold a series of false teeth in position. This “bridges the gap” between the teeth—thus the name of the procedure.
Dental bridge terms
There are a few terms you’ll need to understand in order to understand how a dental bridge works.
Your abutment teeth are the two teeth that rest on either side of the gap. These are the two teeth that will be crowned in order to hold the dental bridge in place.
The Pontict tooth is the false tooth that we will create for you. It is the tooth which will rest within the gap.
How we create a dental bridge
Most dental bridges will take multiple visits to complete.
During your first visit, we must contour your abutment teeth so that they will be equipped to hold the crown. Then, we will take impressions of your teeth and send those impressions to a dental lab, where your bridge will be custom made to create a good fit. We’ll then fit you with a temporary bridge to tide you over until the custom bridge is created.
We will fit you with your new bridge on the second visit, making any adjustments necessary to ensure the bite feels natural. In some cases, you may have to make a follow-up visit so we can make multiple adjustments before we cement the bridge into place. It’s absolutely vital that we ensure that the bridge holds the best possible position.
In some cases we use CEREC technology. We would usually do this in cases where the gap is very small. We will discuss your options with you when you come to see us.
Get ready to smile again!
If you’re embarrassed or bothered by a missing tooth, come and see us! We’ll be happy to discuss all of your options. Just contact our Sherwood or Tofield locations to get started.
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