Main Street Dental is pleased to offer a variety of restorative dental treatments, including dental bridges.
Your Dental Bridges Choice for Airdrie
What is a Dental Bridge?
Dental bridges, also known as a fixed partial denture, is very similar to a dental crown and is used as a restorative dental treatment to replace one or more missing teeth in the same area. It does this by joining permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants. A dental bridge not only restores the function of your teeth but also prevents the surrounding teeth from drifting out of position and into the space created by the missing teeth
There are many different types of dental bridges available, depending on how they are fabricated and the way in which they anchor to the adjacent teeth. Dental bridges are most commonly made using the indirect method of restoration by which the bridge is fabricated outside of the mouth in a dental lab and then cemented in afterward. The best option for you depends on your specific situation. Our Dental team will thoroughly examine your teeth to identify the best type of dental bridge for you.
How Are Dental Bridges Made?
A dental bridge is fabricated by first reducing the teeth in size on either side of the missing tooth (or teeth). These two teeth become the anchoring teeth and are called an abutment. The abutment teeth are reduced in size in order to accommodate the material to be used to restore the size and shape of the original teeth in a correct alignment and contact with the opposing teeth.
Once the teeth are prepared, an impression is taken and sent off to a lab for processing. The new bridge is usually sent back to the office within 1-2 weeks. To ensure the protection of your teeth as well as their aesthetics, a temporary bridge is made in-office while the final bridge is being processed. Once returned, the temporary bridge is removed, and the final bridge is permanently cemented.
What are the benefits of a Dental Bridge?
Not only does a bridge restore your teeth function and maintain your smile aesthetics, but it also prevents the surrounding teeth from drifting out of position. Furthermore, it fills the spaces that would otherwise leave surrounding teeth susceptible to tooth decay.
The best candidate for a dental bridge is a person with one or more missing teeth and good dental hygiene. Special attention to hygiene at home will need to be taken, especially flossing under the bridge. Furthermore, dental visits, including professional cleanings, should be completed every six months.
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