Dental Bridges – Regain Confidence and Function!
Here at Chinook Mall Family Dental Clinic, we perform some of the most innovative restorative procedures in dentistry. However, that does not mean we ignore the tried and true procedures that have been with us for many decades. Though being one of the foundations of modern dentistry, dental crowns and bridges have not declined; rather the advancement of technology has made considerable improvements to the treatment.
A missing tooth can make you feel shy and self-conscious. It can also make you feel like you lack proper and full function of your mouth. You can regain your confidence by restoring your smile with a dental bridge.
A dental bridge is a prosthetic device used to fill a gap created by missing teeth. It is mounted onto existing teeth or implants and cemented into shape, bridging the gap to create a full and natural-looking smile. A dental bridge is a tooth replacement solution used to close the gap that comes from having one or more missing teeth. The bridge is usually made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap and a prosthetic tooth that sits in between. Dental bridges may be recommended by a dental professional when the surrounding teeth could benefit from protective crown coverage.
Benefits of Bridges
- Durable and resilient
- Prevent further teeth from shifting
- Improve your ability to chew and speak
- Maintain facial structure
- Restore smile confidence
- Bridges may be used in conjunction with each other to restore your smile
Are Dental Bridges Permanent?
Just like a crown, a bridge is not a permanent fixture, but can last a long time if cared for correctly. A dental bridge is not able to be removed by anyone other than a dental professional and generally won’t need to be removed until eventually it needs to be replaced. If a patient has missing teeth, this can cause several problems that bridges can help prevent, such as biting and chewing problems, gum disease or tooth decay. A bridge looks great, and perfectly covers the gap where one or more teeth may have been allowing you to have a beautiful smile so you can show it with confidence!
How to Look After Your Dental Bridge
Taking care of your bridge is just like taking care of the rest of your teeth. Practicing good oral hygiene at home and visiting your dentist every six months for a check-up is very important. Be sure to brush at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and floss at least once a day. Try to avoid chewing hard foods using your bridge and be sure to remove any food debris that may be caught in your bridge as it can lead to the development of plaque and decay.
At Chinook Mall Family Dental Clinic we recognize the necessity for structurally sound, natural-looking teeth replacement options. In case you are suffering from damaged or missing teeth, get in touch with us and arrange for a consultation with our dentists. A full assessment will be conducted and our dentist will give you an ideal dental restoration solution for your individual case so that all your dental related objectives are met.