We all know how missing teeth can make our smile unappealing. But it is not just that. Missing teeth can also lead to certain oral health problems and bite misalignment. Harborn Dental offers several ways to replace missing teeth, dental bridges being one of them. We offer high-quality dental bridges in Mississauga to help restore your beautiful smile. A dental bridge is a permanent replacement for one or more missing teeth in your mouth. It is held firmly in place by healthy teeth on each side of the missing one(s).
Schedule a consultation with us to find out if dental bridges are a good option for restoring your smile.
As the name suggests, dental bridges work by bridging the gap left by a missing tooth. The dentist uses the surrounding teeth for support while the dental bridge holds a replacement tooth in the gap. These teeth that are used to support the bridge are referred to as the abutment teeth. They are prepared by reducing the tooth structure around and on top of the tooth to create space for the bridge to fit over the abutment teeth. Dental crowns are placed over the surrounding teeth on either side of the replacement tooth to provide it support.
Your dentist will take impressions of your teeth and send it to a lab where a custom bridge will be prepared for your teeth. Till then, you will be provided with a temporary bridge to protect the teeth from sensitivity and shifting.
Once your permanent bridge is ready, the dentist will schedule an appointment to replace the temporary bridge. This arrangement helps you in getting an aesthetically pleasing replacement tooth system. This tooth system is highly durable and strong as it is anchored to your teeth.
There are several tooth-replacement systems, such as dental implants, that are commonly used in dentistry to restore a smile. You can figure out the best option for yourself by scheduling an appointment with an experienced dentist in your area.
Dental bridges are durable and usually last for about 10 years if you take good care of them. Talk to your dentist about the care instructions. You can also ask your dentist to show you how to use a floss threader to floss under and around the false tooth (or teeth) in the middle of the bridge. This will help you in keeping the bridge clean.