Dental Bridges … Bridge The Gap Left By Missing Teeth
A dental bridge offers a long-lasting solution for patients who are missing teeth – helping to also restore and maintain your overall dental health! If you’re looking for dental bridges in Carleton Place and the surrounding area, get in touch with Heritage Dental today.
What is a dental bridge?
Dental bridges are one of the many options for replacing damaged or missing teeth. Bridges are typically the recommended alternative to dental implants when a patient does not have enough bone mass or strong enough gums to support the implant.
How does a dental bridge work?
Dental bridges work by attaching to the two adjacent teeth to the missing tooth. In order for the bridge to attach, both adjacent teeth must have crowns installed. This allows the artificial tooth to connect to both teeth on either side, thus forming what is known as the bridge.
In order to make a dental bridge, our dentist must first take images and impressions of your existing teeth in order to make a prosthetic tooth that is the exact shape and size of the missing tooth.
Then, the bridge is custom made from either porcelain, metal alloy, or a resin composite.
Benefits of replacing missing teeth
When your teeth become damaged or fall out, there are multiple risks to your dental health that arise, including:
- Risk of gum disease
- Weakened structural integrity
- Shifting of teeth that leads to tooth and jaw misalignment.
By having your missing teeth replaced with a dental bridge, you can avoid unsightly and potentially dangerous side effects to your oral health.
When caring for your bridge after it has been applied, it is essential to care for it as you would any natural tooth. This means flossing and brushing regularly!
Heritage Dental services families Carleton Place and the surrounding communities of Smiths Falls, Perth, and Almonte. For more information on dental bridges, contact us today to request an appointment!