Dental Bridges in Calgary, Alberta

What is a dental bridge?

No, this is not the Peace Bridge in Calgary. The Canadian Dental Association describes a dental bridge as, “a dental restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth”. Named for the way that they “bridge” the gaps between teeth lost to trauma or decay, bridges restore your smile’s health and beauty by placing durable artificial teeth where your natural teeth are missing. Would It not be the best picture having you smiling, with newly bridged teeth, on the Peace Bridge!?

Is there more than one option for a dental bridge?

Our dentists can recommend the best bridge choice based on your budget and oral history. If there are natural teeth on either side of the gap where the tooth is missing you can use a traditional bridge. The two existing teeth are filed down and prepared for dental crowns. Then, a custom-made artificial tooth is fused between both crowns forming a “bridge.” The bridge placed over the two existing teeth is permanent, and can only be removed by your dentist.

If you don’t have healthy teeth, or when several teeth are missing, a custom-made dental bridge is anchored to dental implants surgically placed into the jawbone.

Resin-bonded bridges are for use at the front of the mouth and involves artificial teeth being fused together to mental bands cemented to the back of your natural teeth.

Finally, a cantilever bridge is used when only one side of the mouth has healthy teeth.

How long will my dental bridge last?

With proper care of your bridge, including regular brushing and flossing, a dental bridge should generally last for about ten years.

Our dentists at Beddington Dental in Calgary are here to help you. If your missing teeth make you feel self-conscious, or you’re noticing problems with your speech or chewing food, we can guide you to the best decision for your mouth, enhancing your smile, and improving your overall health. Contact us today for a consultation on what option may be best for you.

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