Replace Your Missing Teeth with Natural-Looking Dental Bridges
Whether you have lost your teeth due to disease, decay, or injury, it affects your oral health in many ways. Lost teeth change the way you chew and speak. Furthermore, as the surviving teeth work to compensate for the tooth loss, misalignments and spaces form that worsen the situation. If you have lost teeth, you don’t have to live with mouth gaps. Porcelain bridges at Surrey Place Dental Group can complete your smile and restore your oral functionality.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a set of artificial teeth (pontics) held together between two dental crowns. Whether you have lost one, two, or several teeth, dental bridges may be up to the task of filling up the gap. However, the more missing teeth, the longer the dental bridge becomes, affecting its stability.
Traditional bridges require reshaping the neighboring teeth to create room for dental crowns. For this reason, most patients prefer implant-supported bridges anchored in the jawbone instead of adjacent teeth. This way, you can replace your missing teeth without affecting the health and stability of the surrounding teeth.
How Dental Bridges are Created
During your initial consultation, the dentist examines your teeth and gums with the help of X-rays and scans. He will then discuss with you whether you need a traditional bridge or an implant bridge.
For traditional bridges, we prepare the adjacent teeth, take your bite impressions, and send images to a dental lab to custom make your crowns and bridge. Since this process may take a couple of weeks, we will install a temporary bridge to protect your prepped teeth.
Once your porcelain bridge is ready, we will install the crowns on your teeth and attach the dental bridge to fill in the gap. We will make any adjustments until your bridge feels comfortable and aligns with your bite.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
Would you like to replace your missing teeth with dental bridges? You are on the right track. Dental bridges offer many benefits, including:
- Restore your oral functionality
- Restore your confidence
- Prevent the adjacent teeth from shifting
- Maintain your face’s natural shape
- Easy to maintain
Not confident because of your “gappy” smile? There is no reason to be embarrassed about tooth loss with porcelain dental bridges. A dental bridge is a simple procedure to restore the function and beauty of your smile. If you would like to replace your lost teeth with a dental bridge in Surrey, British Columbia, please dial (604) 969-4212 to book an appointment with Surrey Place Dental Group.