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Your NW Calgary Choice for
Dental Bridges!

Do you have a gap in your mouth due to one or more missing teeth? Does it make you feel self-conscious because others can see it when you smile? The good news is that Dental Bridges may help.

At Toothville Family Dentistry, you may be a candidate for a fixed dental bridge to replaces those missing gaps. Dental Bridges, also known as a fixed partial denture, are a dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth by joining permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants. Give us a call and we’ll be happy to schedule a consultation appointment for you so we can take a look at the missing teeth and recommend treatment options.

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What is a
Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a false tooth that uses an abutment (teeth) to act as an anchor for your restoration. Using this restoration fills in the missing space. It is made up of two crowns on either side of the missing tooth, connected to an artificial tooth, called a pontic, in the middle. These three “teeth” form the “bridge” that is matched to the color of your teeth and then cemented into place to provide a permanent solution to your missing tooth dilemma! There are many different types of dental bridges, depending on how they are fabricated and the way in which they anchor to the adjacent teeth. Dental bridges are most commonly made using the indirect method of restoration by which the bridge is fabricated outside of the mouth and cemented in afterward.

Reasons You May Require a Dental Bridge:

  • Fixing spaces between missing teeth
  • Helps keep your teeth from drifting and preserves jaw structure
  • Maintains correct facial shape (affected by missing teeth)
  • Restores ability to properly chew
  • Can help you speak normally
  • Can give you a normal healthy looking smile
  • Instead of having a removable partial denture, you can now have a fixed solution
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What is the Toothville Family Dentistry
Dental Bridge Procedure?

A dental bridge is fabricated by reducing the teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth by a preparation pattern determined by the location of the teeth and by the material from which the bridge is fabricated. In other words, the abutment teeth are reduced in size to accommodate the material to be used to restore the size and shape of the original teeth in a correct alignment and contact with the opposing teeth.

Once the teeth are prepared, an impression is taken and sent off to a lab for processing. The new dental bridge is usually sent back to the office within 1-2 weeks. To ensure protection and esthetics, a temporary bridge is made in-office while the final bridge is being processed. Once returned, the temporary bridge is removed and the final bridge is permanently cemented.

Not only does a bridge restore function and esthetics, but it also prevents the surrounding teeth from drifting out of position and fill spaces that would otherwise leave surrounding teeth susceptible to tooth decay. A dental bridge can be an excellent treatment option in these situations.

The best candidate for a dental bridge is a person with one or more missing teeth and good dental hygiene. Special attention to hygiene at home will need to be taken, especially flossing under the bridge. Furthermore, dental visits, including professional cleanings, should be completed every six months. If you would like to further explore Dental Bridges, call Toothville Family Dentistry to arrange a consultation or receive more information.

We look forward to hearing from you soon. Call Toothville Family Dentistry
at (587) 755-6688 to set up a dental bridge appointment today!