When teeth are missing, it is important to replace them for many reasons. In order to provide our patients with several options for tooth replacement, at Flossophy Dental in Edmonton, AB, we offer our patients dental bridges. Bridges are a popular way to replace a missing tooth.
A bridge works by using the two teeth adjacent to the open space to fit a new tooth in between them. It is called a bridge because it literally acts like a bridge! There are also bridges available for when a tooth is missing on the end of your upper or lower set of teeth.
To place a bridge, first we prepare the two adjacent teeth so that crowns can fit on top of them. We then take impressions so a dental laboratory can create the bridge. The bridge itself consists of the two crowns with a full replacement tooth in the middle, called a pontic. The patient will wear a temporary bridge while the permanent bridge is being created. A couple of weeks later, the custom bridge is bonded into place. The patient now has a natural-looking and durable solution for a missing tooth.
If you are tired of dealing with chewing differently or embarrassed of how a missing tooth makes your smile look, a bridge may be just what you need. To schedule an appointment in our Edmonton, AB office, call us at (780) 306-9333 or visit our Flossophy Dental website, www.flossophydental.ca.