If you are tired of living with missing teeth in Brampton, ON, consider having a dental bridge placed. It is not a perfect solution, but along with dentures, it is an effective option for replacing missing teeth. It can restore most of the function to the teeth, allowing you to speak and eat normally again, as well as the appearance of your smile. Visit us at Bramwest Family Dental for this dental solution.
Even if your missing teeth are not easily visible or if they do not affect the way you eat or speak very much, it could still be a good idea to have them replaced. Having a space on the gumline allows the remaining teeth to move around and change their position. This could eventually cause your bite to change and could lead to problems with the jaw. Additionally, it leads to uneven wear on the teeth, which could then lead to fracturing or breaking of the teeth. Having a dental bridge placed, or using another method of tooth restoration, prevents these problems from occurring. You will have to have strong enough teeth with good bone support to be able to use a dental bridge. Your dentist at Bramwest Family Dental will be able to determine if this is the best solution for you.
There are several types of bridges, and they can be made from several different types of material, including porcelain, gold, alloys, or a combination of these materials. The type of bridge used will depend on where it will be located in the mouth.
Dental bridges require at least two appointments to be placed successfully; more may be needed to adjust the fit. The teeth will be prepared during the first appointment, with the abutment teeth – the ones supporting the bridge – being shaved down to be fitted with a dental crown. The bridge will be created in a dental laboratory using an impression taken of the prepared area. You will return to our offices in Brampton, ON to have the bridge cemented into place once it is completed.
Make an appointment at Bramwest Family Dental if you are ready to have your smile restored with a dental bridge in Brampton, ON.