Replace Missing Teeth with Long-Lasting Bridges
Gaps in your smile from missing teeth? Bridges are dental prosthetics that use neighbouring teeth for support. Strong enough to replace molars, bridges fill spaces effectively and restore your natural bite, helping maintain your jaw’s shape and structure. If you’re missing a tooth, bridges are a fantastic option to restore function and appearance!
How Do Bridges Work?
Traditional dental bridges rely on the support of good neighbours—the teeth on either side of the gap in your smile! Here’s how it works:
- Your dentist files down neighbouring teeth for crown placement
- A bridge is made, using two crowns joined by a replacement tooth
- The crowns are placed over the filed teeth and secured with cement
Some bridges are glued and secured behind the supporting teeth, eliminating the need for crowns. There are pros and cons to the various bridge options available. To determine the best course of treatment for your individual case, contact Dentisterie @ Casselman to book an appointment today!
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Thanks to the advances provided by dental implants, bridges are stronger than ever and provide even greater structure to the underlying jawbone. Implant-supported bridges are often used in cases where multiple teeth are missing, or where using neighbouring teeth for support is impractical.
How Implant-Supported Bridges Work
- Your dentist places implants in the gap caused by missing teeth
- The implants fuse with the jaw bone, ensuring support
- The bridge is secured to posts and placed
Do I Need a Dental Bridge?
Do you have a missing tooth, or several missing teeth? If left unaddressed, these gaps in your smile can cause serious issues in the future. The teeth around the gap may drift and shift into the empty space, affecting your bite and putting more stress on the jaw and teeth as a whole. Without a tooth in place, the jaw bone can shrink, altering how your face looks and, in some cases, making faces appear older.
Thankfully, dental bridges support the overall structure of your smile, ensuring you can enjoy it for years to come!