Dental Bridges

Fill those gaps in your smile

A space between your teeth due to missing teeth or tooth can be something that has bothered you about your smile. There are many choices for revitalizing your smile and hiding this gap based on your oral health and aesthetic preferences.

Dental bridges are one option for filling in the gaps that remain when you lose a tooth or are required to pull it out.

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What is a dental bridge?

Dental bridges are restorations cemented in place that are used to replace missing teeth. Bridges work best when there are solid teeth on either side of the missing tooth. These teeth act as anchors for the bridge and may be natural or implants. The anchoring teeth receive crowns that then hold in place the dental bridge that covers the span of the missing tooth.

When making the decision to get a bridge vs an implant, it is common for people to consider its lower cost and better coverage by insurance. We tend to caution against this line of thinking, as it is not uncommon for another tooth to be lost when a bridge finally does fail, and the future replacements cost is often higher than that of an implant in the initial replacement.

If you have more than one adjacent tooth missing, you may be a better candidate for an implant. For each tooth being replaced, the biting-force is being added to the anchor teeth. These neighbouring teeth will experience more than double their normal force, ultimately reducing their lifespan.

We offer a range of options to our patients when they consider cosmetic procedures for enhancing the beauty of their smile. Visit our team today to receive a personalized consultation for you.

  • Crowns: If your tooth is not entirely broken or missing, a porcelain crown can be an effective and cosmetically seamless option.
  • Implants: If your tooth has fallen out or has been removed, an implant is a standard procedure that can help securely replace one or even multiple teeth.
  • Dentures: While dentures may seem less desirable compared to direct surgical tooth replacements, they may be the best option for you to conveniently replace many missing teeth.

Your cosmetic fixtures, such as bridges, crowns, veneers, lumineers, inlays and onlays are susceptible to many of the same issues as your natural teeth. It is important for both cosmetic and health reasons to practice best dental hygiene techniques, including brushing with a brush of appropriate stiffness and flossing regularly to remove plaque build-up between your teeth.

We use the latest technology and materials at D.R. Dental, allowing for your restored teeth to last just as long as your natural teeth. With proper care and regular visits to the dentist, you will maintain overall oral health and we can detect any issues at their early stages.

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Make your smile flawless again

Your smile is one of the most personal signs of who you are. That’s why we are proud of working every day to help our patients to achieve their perfect smile. If you are thinking of beginning such a journey, contact our team for more information and to book a consultation.