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Dental Bridge in Calgary

Many people feel self-conscious about their missing or damaged teeth but aren't sure what can be done. Fortunately, modern dentistry provides many options. At Northland Village Dental Centre in Calgary, we offer quality dental bridges and dental crowns. With our natural-looking dental prosthetics, you can disguise the gaps caused by missing teeth and prevent dental damage from affecting adjacent teeth. Our dental bridges solve functional issues by letting you chew, eat normally and speak without inhibition.

Do not hesitate to see our dentists if you are facing issues that can be solved with our dental bridges in Calgary. Request an appointment today for solutions to improve your dental health.

The Procedure for Getting a Dental Bridge

The procedure for getting your dental bridges is simple and easy. When you visit Northland Village Dental Centre in Calgary for your bridges, you can expect the following

  • Your initial appointment involves a general dental assessment so that our dentists can determine the best course of action for your dental condition.
  • If you are to get a dental bridge, first the teeth on either side of a missing tooth are reduced in size to make space for the bridge to fit in properly.
  • If you don’t have healthy teeth or enough teeth to support a bridge, then dental implants are surgically placed. A dental implant is an artificial root made of titanium metal that is inserted into the jawbone as a replacement to the root of the natural tooth. The implant acts as an anchor to hold the bridge in place.
  • After that, we take an impression of your teeth in order to create a model of your mouth, which is used to create a custom bridge. While this is being manufactured, you'll be provided with a temporary bridge for the meantime.
  • At your next appointment, we remove the temporary bridge and replace it with the new, permanent one. We will also make any final adjustments that are necessary to ensure the dental bridge fits. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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 have an adverse impact on the remaining teeth and affect overall oral health. A dental bridge includes crowns for adjoining natural teeth and implants for the missing teeth. The natural teeth act like abutments and through the crown, they help anchor the implant to span the gap created by the missing teeth. With dental bridges, it is possible to overcome issues associated with missing teeth and attain better dental and oral health. It also serves aesthetic considerations.

Dental bridges can also be customized from a variety of materials. With our team of dentists, you can be assured about reliable dental bridges in Calgary.

 

What Determines the Cost of a Dental Bridge?

The costs of dental bridges vary depending on the following factors:

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

 

How Long Will Dental Bridges Last?

Dental bridges are fairly durable and can last up to 10 years or more with appropriate care. Since dental bridges allow 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 the type of dental bridge you have. Professional dental cleaning from time to time can also elongate the life of dental bridges and crowns.

How Dental Bridges Work

First, the teeth on either side of the missing tooth are reduced in size in order to make space for the crown that will be placed in the gap. After that, we take an impression of your teeth in order to create a model of your mouth, which will be used to create a custom bridge. While this is being manufactured, you'll be provided with a temporary bridge for the meantime.

Upon your second appointment we will remove the temporary bridge and replace it with the new, permanent one. We will also make any last adjustments that are necessary to make sure it's a good, comfortable fit, before we bond it to your teeth with dental cement.

Types of Dental Bridges

There are different types of dental bridges and our dentists can consult the most appropriate dental bridge based on your dental conditions.

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

Implant supported 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 bridge: They are also known as ‘Maryland’ bridges and are used when your missing teeth are on the front. Artificial teeth are fused together with metal bands and are cemented to the back of your natural teeth.

Cantilever bridge: 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.

 

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