Discover the Ideal Solution for Missing Teeth
Everyone wants a bright, beautiful smile. But sometimes nature has other plans. Patients can develop crooked, overcrowded teeth during their formative years, or even experience pronounced gaps in their smile due to missing teeth. These gaps, whether from genetics or injury, can leave smiles interrupted and incomplete. But Fort Saskatchewan, AB patients have an answer for a gap-toothed grin in dental bridgework from Cornerstone Dental Centre. Our practice has helped brighten, straighten, and whiten smiles for area patients for over ten years. We offer a broad range of professional dental services, including bridgework, to create strong, healthy smiles that last. Contact us today for more information.
What Are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are devices that seamlessly replace missing teeth that have been lost due to disease or injury. Tooth bridges use the existing structure of the teeth and jaw to fill in gaps with artificial installations, creating streamlined functions for your teeth and jaw. Comprising a pontic (filler tooth) which are attached to two surrounding dental crowns, dental bridges are artificially created in a lab and permanently fitted to your teeth. They are incredibly durable and can be made from gold, metal, alloys, or natural tooth-colored porcelain.
The Benefits of Dental Bridges
It is crucial to replace missing teeth. Doing so allows you to chew and speak correctly, and gives you free jaw movement. Dental bridges are excellent at restoring these abilities. They give you a continuous, unbroken smile and help to prevent further damage over time. Our practice sees the need for dental bridges to improve smiles every day. We encourage all our patients to explore all of the benefits of dental bridges so they can make a confident decision concerning their oral health. Such benefits include:
- Shift Prevention: Other teeth will shift to compensate when a tooth is missing. These teeth will work their way out of the socket if not appropriately supported by dental bridges.
- Harmful Plaque Reduction: Dangerous plaque build-up can form in stretched sockets when teeth shift. These build-ups can cause cavities and gum disease if not treated right away.
- Jaw Stabilization: Missing teeth can cause your bite to change. If a dental bridge is not present, shifting teeth cause periodontal disease and expensive issues to your jaw and temporomandibular joints.
Dental Bridge Process
Cornerstone Dental Centre can help you replace missing teeth with fast, effective dental bridges. The entire dental bridge process can be done in only two to three appointments and gives you a full, functional smile that lasts. Our skilled dentists start the procedure by creating a false tooth model and preparing teeth on both sides of the open space for a crown. We provide you with a temporary bridge while your permanent one is fabricated in our lab. The false tooth is then fused between two porcelain crowns to fill any gaps left by missing teeth. To ensure your bite is natural and comfortable, we check the new bridge on your second appointment and permanently bind it in place.
How Long Do Dental Bridges Last?
Modern dental bridges stand the test of time. Once installed, your permanent bridge can last anywhere between five and fifteen years. The longevity of your dental bridge also depends on your oral maintenance and overall dental hygiene.
Dental Bridges vs. Implants
Both dental bridges and implants offer benefits. Both are used by dentists to create a seamless, straight smile. But you have to look at each device’s specifics, pros, and cons to know which one is right for you. Dental implants are surgically implanted titanium posts that are fitted directly into the jawbone to act as teeth. They require surgery and take approximately three to six months to complete, and another six months to heal. Conversely, dental bridges can be done faster (just a few weeks) and without invasive surgery. Unlike implants, however, bridges need to be replaced over time and are less aesthetically pleasing overall. Call us today for more information.
Why Choose the Cornerstone Dental Centre?
Our attention to detail goes beyond dental bridges. Cornerstone Dental Centre will do everything we can to give you the easiest, most-effective dental experience possible while still maintaining your comfort. We are committed to solving your dental issues using today’s most advanced methods, devices, and techniques. But we also strive to create a calming, peaceful atmosphere to relieve the stress of dental work.
Contact Us for Dental Bridge Work
Dental bridges can save your smile. Come into our office in Fort Saskatchewan, AB, today for your consultation and let us show you how you can achieve the straight, radiant smile you want. Call us today to schedule your appointment.