Restorative Dentistry - Custom Fitted Bridges Fill in the Gap
If you have one or two missing teeth, a dental bridge may be one of the best ways to replace them. Unlike a removable partial denture, bridges are anchored firmly into place over the adjacent teeth. Having a bridge made can help you preserve smile aesthetics, but it also prevents movement or drifting of the teeth following a dental extraction.
What Does a Bridge Look Like?
A bridge looks like crowns that are attached to the teeth on either side of the missing tooth, joined by a false tooth (or teeth) in between – thus forming a “bridge” across the open space. They can also be placed directly on top of dental implants to replace more teeth at one time.
Most bridges are typically constructed from porcelain, but an underlying supporting structure made of platinum, nickel, gold or chromium alloys may be used for strength. The overlying porcelain is coloured as closely as possible to your existing teeth.
Caring For Your New Restoration
Your bridge is supported by natural teeth, and requires careful attention to prevent decay or infection from developing around it. Floss under your bridge daily, and schedule a checkup and clean every 6 months so that our dentists can monitor its stability.
Find out if a bridge is right for you by scheduling a consultation with the dentists at Enso Dental. Be sure to ask about our convenient sedation options for your comfort!