If you are missing teeth and having trouble speaking or chewing, or are noticing strain when biting, dental bridges from our Mississauga dental office may be the ideal procedure to help make your mouth healthy and beautiful again. Dental bridges literally "bridge" gaps between teeth by filling them with strong, natural-looking artificial teeth. Bridges are semi-permanent – they can only be removed by a dentist – as well as comfortable and proven to strengthen teeth.
Initially, your Mississauga dentist will assess the requirement for a dental bridge to replace missing teeth. They will test the area and take X-rays of the jaw and then will decide the right type and design of the bridge. This is a two-visit process.
In the first visit, the abutment teeth will be shaped in accordance with the bridge which is to be fitted. A local anesthetic is used to make the patients comfortable. Then the molds or impressions of teeth will be sent to a dental laboratory to make the bridge.
In the second visit, the doctor will remove the temporary bridge and clean the underlying teeth if needed, and fix a new bridge. A bridge can be attached to the teeth on either side of the gap. It replaces missing teeth with false teeth.
Your dentist will instruct you on the best process to take care of your dental bridge. Besides that, there are some generic instructions you should follow:
Patients who are missing between one and three consecutive teeth are good candidates for a dental bridge. However, patients must have good oral and overall health as well as be free of any gum disease.
Patients must have strong and healthy teeth to support the crowns. Besides that, good jawbone density is required.
Schedule your appointment by giving us a call or by submitting a contact form. We offer top-quality dental care and make sure your oral health is in the best possible condition. We aim to provide you with a warm and pleasant experience in our dental clinic located in Mississauga.