If you’re missing more than one tooth, a dental bridge from our Orangeville dental clinic can be used to replace up to two side-by-side missing teeth and give you back a natural smile. Caps or crowns are placed on the teeth on either side of the open space and the missing teeth are connected to the crowns and held in place. Keep in mind that the natural teeth and gums on either side of the tooth being replaced will need to be healthy for this treatment to be successful. If this is the case, not only will your bridge look natural, but you will have trouble distinguishing which teeth are bridged and which aren’t. Keeping your bite stable will also ensure that your teeth remain strong and healthy.
Missing teeth can cause many problems, including causing the nearby teeth to move out of their natural position and be more susceptible to decay. Dental bridges from our Orangeville dental office help improve the look of your smile, maintain the shape of your jaw/face, improve your ability to chew on food, and improve your speech!
A dental bridge is made with a metal or ceramic substructure for strength with porcelain on top so that it looks just like a natural tooth. Orangeville dentist Dr. Ranu will first determine whether the teeth surrounding the missing tooth are healthy and strong enough to support the bridge. If they are, she will prepare the teeth that will hold the bridge; this involves shaping them on the top and sides to allow the bridge to fit comfortably with your bite. An impression of the shaped teeth is sent to the lab where the bridge is made. A temporary bridge is placed to cover your prepared teeth until your permanent bridge is ready.
At your insertion appointment at our Orangeville dental office, the temporary bridge is removed and the permanent bridge is checked for fit, bite accuracy, colour and aesthetics. Once all necessary adjustments are made, the bridge is cemented in place and your smile is fixed! There may be a few visits required to continuously check the fit and bite pattern.
If you are interested in getting your smile improved with dental bridges, contact Family Dental on Broadway in Orangeville today!