Dental Bridges

Restore missing teeth naturally and beautifully

What is a Dental Bridge?

Dental bridges are artificial (false) teeth used to bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is typically made up of two or more crowns. They are fixed and held in place by the adjoining teeth.

Why Get a Dental Bridge?

Missing teeth leave spaces in your mouth that may allow teeth to drift uncontrollably, attract bacteria and cause infections. By getting dental bridges missing or extracted teeth can be effectively replaced, enhancing your smile. Here are some noteworthy reasons to get dental bridges for your missing teeth:

  • Maintains your face shape
  • Prevents your teeth from shifting
  • Aids your ability to chew and speak
  • Eliminates unnecessary wear and tear on remaining teeth
  • Restores your smile
While dental bridges are used to fill gaps in teeth, they are valuable prosthetics that can greatly improve your oral health.

To support dental bridges, you should have healthy teeth on either end of a missing tooth.

Types of Dental Bridges

Our dentists will recommend the right type of dental bridge depending on the condition of your teeth and gums:

  • Traditional dental bridge

    The most popular type of dental bridge, traditional dental bridges are used when there are natural teeth on both sides of the gap to support the false teeth.

  • Implant bridges

    Implant bridges use dental implants to anchor a bridge between the missing teeth. This type is specifically preferred when the natural teeth are not healthy or there are a lot of missing teeth.

  • Resin bonded bridges

    Also known as ‘Maryland’ bridges, resin bonded bridges are usually used for missing teeth in the front of the mouth. A Maryland bridge uses the framework of artificial metal teeth which are cemented at the back of the natural teeth.

  • Cantilever bridges

    Cantilever bridges use only one natural healthy tooth next to the missing one. In this, one artificial tooth is anchored over the natural one.

Will A Dental Bridge Affect My Eating?

Yes: replacing missing teeth with dental bridges will make eating easier. However, it's important to grow accustomed to your new bridges by eating soft foods before going on to harder substances.

Will A Dental Bridge Affect My Speech?

Wearing a bridge can eliminate gaps between your teeth, making it easier to speak properly.

How Do I Care for My Bridge?

The effectiveness of your bridge depends on the health of the surrounding teeth, so make sure you brush twice a day, floss daily, and get regular dental exams. A proper diet is also important for healthy teeth.

Restore the beauty of your smile and protect your oral health

We create custom dental bridges with modern porcelain material.

We welcome new patients and would love to help you.

Location

4747 67 St
Red Deer, AB
T4N 6H3

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