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Dental Bridges in NW Calgary 

Tooth loss affects our daily life. Northland Village Dental Centre offers dental bridges for missing teeth in NW Calgary. Dental bridges are one option that helps conceal the gaps caused by missing teeth and prevent further tooth damage. We offer quality dental services tailored to address your specific dental needs.

 

Our natural-looking dental prosthetics support your natural teeth or dental implants and enable you to restore your attractive smile and self-confidence. You will experience smooth chewing, eating, and fluent speaking.

 

Make an appointment today to improve your dental health.

What Is a Dental Bridge?

Dental bridges are prosthetic accessories customized to fill the gap created due to one or more missing teeth. The absence of teeth can harm the remaining teeth and affect oral health. A dental bridge includes crowns for adjoining natural teeth and implants for missing teeth. The natural teeth act like abutments; through the crown, they help anchor the implant to span the gap created by the missing teeth. It is possible to overcome issues associated with missing teeth and attain better dental and oral health. It also serves aesthetic considerations.

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The procedure  is simple and easy. 

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  1. Your initial appointment includes a comprehensive dental assessment to determine the most suitable treatment plan for your dental condition.

  2. Adjacent teeth are trimmed to accommodate the bridge, ensuring a proper fit.

  3. For patients lacking healthy teeth to support a bridge, we surgically place dental implants. These titanium metal implants act as artificial roots, providing a secure foundation for the bridge.

  4. We take an impression of your teeth to create a customized mouth mould. A temporary bridge is provided until your next appointment.

  5. At your follow-up appointment, the temporary bridge will be replaced with a permanent one. Final adjustments are made to ensure the bridge fits perfectly.

  

The Procedure 

Types of  Dental Bridges 

Our dentists will help you get toothbrushes that are most suitable for your dental conditions. Our dentists can consult you on the most appropriate dental bridge based on your dental conditions.

Traditional
dental bridges

They are used when natural teeth are on each side of the gap where you have a missing tooth (or teeth).

Implant-supported
dental bridge

They are used when you don’t have healthy teeth or enough teeth to support the dental bridge. A custom-made bridge is also anchored to dental implants.

Resin-bonded
dental bridges

They are also known as ‘Maryland’ bridges and are used when your front teeth are missing. Artificial teeth are fused with metal bands and cemented to the back of your natural teeth. Artificial teeth are fabricated with durable Zirconia material or full porcelain.

Cantilever
dental bridges

They are used when you have healthy teeth on only one side of your missing tooth or teeth. This involves anchoring your artificial tooth over one or more natural adjacent teeth.

How Does Dental Bridges Help Your Dental Condition?

You can expect the following benefits.

 

  • Protection or restoration: They protect against potential oral health hazards while restoring your teeth' functionality. Whether you've lost a tooth due to decay, injury, or extraction, they seamlessly fill the gap.

 

  • Aesthetics: A radiant smile is not just a cosmetic asset but a reflection of oral health. Our dentists ensure that your dental bridge functions flawlessly and looks aesthetically pleasing, boosting your confidence and leaving a lasting impression.

 

  • Improved chewing: Loose or shifting teeth can interfere with chewing, making it hard to eat. They restore healthy chewing function, ensuring you can enjoy meals comfortably.

 

  • Improved facial shape: Your jawbone can begin deteriorating when you lose your teeth, changing your facial shape. They can help halt this process, preserving facial structure.

 

  • Preventing teeth from shifting: Missing teeth or gaps between your teeth cause your remaining teeth to shift. They can help fill that space and prevent teeth from shifting.

 

  • Durability: When it comes to dental restorations, longevity is essential. They last long, offering enduring functionality and peace of mind.

a smiling woman with beautiful teeth with dental bridges

Ideal Candidate for Dental Bridges

Ideal candidates generally have missing adjacent teeth and sufficient healthy jawbones. If you're suffering from gum disease or tooth decay, we recommend addressing it before proceeding with the procedure. We advise patients to adopt healthy dental hygiene habits and a balanced diet.

 

 

How to Take Care of  Your Dental Bridges

The effectiveness of dental bridges depends on the health of the existing teeth. For this reason, you must take care of both your dental bridges and natural teeth. To  prevent gum disease and other dental issues, it is recommended that you:

  • Brush and floss regularly
  • Schedule routine professional dental cleanings
  • Eat a balanced diet with a healthy amount of fruits and vegetables
  • Quit or limit smoking and other habits that deter your dental health 

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

What Determines the Cost of a Dental Bridge?

The costs  vary depending on the following factors:

  • The type of dental bridge you select
  • The material 
  • The number of gaps that are to be filled
  • The complexity of placement and supporting treatments

 

How Long Will Dental Bridges Last?

They are fairly durable and can last up to 10 years or more with appropriate care. Since you follow normal oral hygiene steps like brushing and flossing, they are easy to maintain. Besides, our dentists will also brief you about the proper cleaning process for you, depending on your dental bridge type. 

 

 

How Many Visits Will I Require?

1st visit: This visit typically includes the following:

  • Initial consultation

  • A complete inspection of your oral health

  • Dental x-ray to inspect bone and dental health

  • Drafting of a treatment plan

2nd visit: This visit includes several steps such as:

  • Recontouring and shaving of teeth

  • Creation of an impression of the teeth

  • Selection of colour 

  •  Impression of teeth sent to the lab   

  • Design and placement of a temporary tooth bridge

3rd visit:This visit involves the following final steps

  •  Removal of the temporary bridge and  placement of the permanent one

 

 

How Do I Look After Getting My Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges help you get rid of the discomfort of missing teeth. You may, however, feel slight tenderness, and it will take some time to adjust to the new feeling of having teeth in the place of gaps. 

Do Dental Bridges Require Special Aftercare? 

They do not require special care. You can continue your regular brushing and flossing routine.

 

Contact us

Do you have any questions about the dental bridges? Reach out to Northland Village Dental Centre, your trusted dental clinic in NW Calgary. Our team is here to address your concerns and provide expert guidance on your oral health.

 

We prioritize your comfort and satisfaction, striving to deliver exceptional care tailored to your needs. Make an appointment with us today to experience personalized dental solutions that enhance your smile and overall well-being.

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