Do you have a space between your teeth where you have lost one or more teeth? Kennedy North Dentistry recommends dental bridges for patients who have missing teeth but have sound teeth on either side of the space.
If you lack sound teeth on either side of the missing tooth, we can consider placing an implant-supported bridge. Please call an experienced dentist near you for more information regarding dental restorations, including dentures, partials, crowns, dental implants, and dental bridges.
Dental bridges may contain one or more artificial teeth to replace the missing ones. Our dentists in Caledon, ON, will file down and prepare the two teeth on either side to anchor the dental bridge. The finished dental bridge is actually a combination of artificial and crowns.
In general, traditional dental bridges are made of a metal base with porcelain crowns attached to it for a natural, aesthetic look. If we need to replace only one tooth with a bridge, then the bridge will contain three teeth altogether; one to replace the lost tooth while the crowns on the ends are attached to the abutment or anchoring teeth.
Fixed dental bridges that are skillfully cemented into place are robust, durable, and reliable as well. The dentists will remove some tooth structure from the anchoring teeth to prepare them to accept crowns. At times, if too much tooth structure is removed, the anchoring tooth may lose its longevity potential.
With implant-supported tooth bridges, our dentists at Kennedy North Dentistry will place implants to support the bridge. You can choose from many options when it comes to replacing missing teeth. For more information on the right dental bridges in Caledon, ON, please call our dentists near Brampton, Mayfield area.
Dental bridges offer several benefits which are described below: