Summary: Do you have missing teeth? Does the gap between the teeth bother you? Gaps left by missing teeth not only affect your smile but eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in an improper bite. The imbalance caused by missing teeth can also lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders (jaw pain).
Your dentist will help you restore your pleasing and functional smile for which you’ve always dreamed about.
Many questions might cross your mind before you pick the dental bridge option to boost your smile and they are as follows:
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a dental fixture that is used to replace missing teeth. A bridge is made up of crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap — these anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth — and a false tooth/teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics. Dental Bridges are permanent and can replace one or more teeth in a row.
Fractured tooth / Avulsed Tooth
Your tooth can get fractured for any number of reasons may be an accident or biting down too hard or developing a cavity that has weakened your tooth. So, when it happens it is significant to see a dentist who can ensure your optimal oral health care. As the repercussion of ignoring the symptoms can result in further decay and oral infection. Another emergency is when your tooth has been totally dislodged from its socket, this is called avulsion. It is critical that you rush to the emergency dental clinic ASAP to be able to reimplant the avulsed tooth. Call the dentist immediately to be able to know what to do with the tooth.
Why choose a Dental Bridge?
• Restore your smile
• Restore the ability to properly chew and speak
• Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
• Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
• Permanent solution that does not require daily removal
• Natural appearance as they are matched with the existing teeth
• Longevity and ease of replacement when needed
Do you have missing teeth that make you uncomfortable while giving your best smile? The first step is to book a consultation with your dentist to determine the best treatment for your unique needs. To place a Dental Bridge the teeth on either side of the gap need to be healthy enough to support the bridge. There are other dental options that your dentist can discuss with you if a bridge is not an ideal choice for you.
We have protected many patients’ oral health for future years by repairing dental problems such as damaged or missing teeth using dental bridges and by rendering optimized dental care. We are committed to providing the highest quality of dental care. So, schedule your consultation today at My Family Dental.
Call us at 780 937 37337 or visit our website: www.myfamilydentalclinic.ca