Dental Bridges in Sherwood park, St. Albert, Spruce Grove & Edmonton
The loss of your tooth or several teeth may cause more harm than you may think. Missing teeth may cause difficulties for everyday tasks such as talking or eating – they may even cause jaw related problems and subtle but undesirable facial changes. Some of these concerns may be addressed by a dental bridge procedure.
Smiles Dental Group dentists in Spruce Grove, Sherwood Park, St. Albert or Edmonton may help to restore your smile.
A dental bridge literally ‘bridges’ the gap between teeth. Dentists do this by replacing the missing teeth with a strong, artificial tooth. This artificial tooth attached to two crowns, known as abutments. Together, they make a ‘bridge’. The artificial teeth are created to appear natural looking and complete the look of your smile, as our dentists strive to create artificial teeth that match comparably to your natural teeth.
Dental bridges may restore your smile, and ease the process of chewing and speaking and may also prevent the misalignment of other teeth. They may last for a long time provided the required oral hygiene is maintained.
Who needs Dental bridges?
If you have a damaged tooth/teeth or missing tooth/teeth, you can consider getting dental bridges. The gap between the teeth may cause other teeth to shift position and change your bite. These changes may lead to headaches, jaw pain, and a higher risk of periodontal disease. Bridges serve several purposes:
- They restore a healthy bite to make chewing easy
- Bridges may improve your smile
- They may maintain facial contours
- May decreases damage to other teeth from an uneven bite.
Our Dental Bridge procedure:
We follow a very detailed and comprehensive procedure. On your first visit one of our general dentists will examine the health of your teeth and gums to check if you are a candidate for a dental bridge. If you are a candidate for a bridge treatment, the following steps are performed:
- Preparation of the teeth
- Impression and mould
- Temporary bridge fitted
- Insertion of the bridge and final adjustments for functional bite and fit
Construction of the bridge: Our general dentists and dental technicians will fabricate a custom dental bridge that will only fit you.
This process can take up to a week.
Our dentists strive to provide a comfortable fit. So, look no further and contact one of our offices in Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Spruce Grove or Edmonton to schedule your appointment today.