Looking to replace your missing teeth? Dental bridges are a great dental treatment for patients who need durability, protection, and less invasive improvements to the appearance of their smile.
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is a dental restoration designed to replace one or more missing teeth. It extends across an area that has no teeth and is typically made up of an artificial tooth fused between 2 crowns. (A crown is a hollow, artificial tooth that fits over a natural tooth or a dental implant.)
The bridge is held firmly in place by your own teeth on each side of the missing one(s) or by dental implants. A bridge is permanent and cannot be removed. The bridge is fit to match in size, colour and shape of your natural teeth creating a beautiful smile.
Benefits of Bridges
A dental bridge can:
- Improve the aesthetic of your smile
- Improve jaw movement for better mobility of chewing and speaking
- Improve alignment of teeth to improve bite
- Preventing remaining teeth from drifting out of position
It can also usually be done in just two visits. The first visit it to take an impression of your teeth.
The next visit within two weeks is to install the new bridge. The dental bridge will help keep your mouth healthy, preventing any structural problems.