If you have a gap in your teeth, you may be looking for a good tooth replacement option. Dental bridges are one very effective method for replacing missing teeth. They work by using neighboring teeth as anchors and literally “bridging” the gap with the dental prosthetic. South Simcoe Dental Care in Bradford offers this treatment to restore the look and function of your smile.
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is a fixed dental prosthetic that is cemented onto natural teeth adjacent to the gap.
Benefits of a dental bridge
Dental bridges offer several benefits to your smile. Not only do they restore the look and function to your smile, allowing you to chew and speak properly once more, but they also help to maintain the shape of your face. When teeth are missing from the gum line, the remaining teeth could possibly shift out of position. Having a dental bridge in place keeps this from happening. A bridge also helps to distribute the chewing forces of your bite properly.
It typically takes two dental visits to have a bridge placed in Bradford. During your first visit, the abutment teeth (that will serve as the anchors for the bridge) will be prepared. This consists of shaving down the teeth a small portion to make room for dental crowns to be placed. Impressions will then be taken of the teeth to be sent to a dental lab where the bridge, pontic, and crowns will be created. A temporary bridge will be placed to keep the gums and prepared teeth protected.
It will take two to three weeks for the bridge to be completed. You will return to South Simcoe Dental Care once it arrives to have the temporary bridge removed and the permanent bridge put in place. Your dentist will check the fit and adjust it as necessary. For some patients, multiple visits may be needed to achieve the perfect fit. Your dentist could also temporarily cement it into place to make sure that it is fitting and working properly. After a couple of weeks, it can then be cemented into place permanently.
If you are ready to restore your smile, come to South Simcoe Dental Care for a dental bridge in Bradford.