One or several missing teeth can have an impact on self-confidence, as well as an effect on your mouth’s ability to function optimally. Thankfully, Edmonton’s Joly Dental Care offers patients options for restoring the natural look of their smiles, while improving their ability to actually use their teeth confidently. A common method of addressing these concerns is through the application of dental bridges to close gaps caused by missing teeth.
As a fixed prosthetic, a dental bridge serves to replace missing teeth; therefore, closing the spaces in your mouth, and giving your dental structure a uniform, natural look.
In addition to their aesthetic appeal, dental bridges provide a means of restoring the ability of your mouth to function the way it was meant to, as well as to maintain overall oral and facial health. Among their many benefits, the following are just some of their major functions:
Regardless of the type of dental bridges required (traditional fixed, or resin-bonded bridge), the procedure is carried out through two visits. Upon your first dental bridge appointment, your Joly Dental Care dentist will prepare the teeth surrounding the gap, make an impression, determine what type of bridge would be best for you, and immediately apply a temporary bridge to the area. You will be required to wear this temporary bridge until your next appointment.
During this time, your dentist will use the dental impression to have your permanent bridge, as well as accompanying false teeth and crowns, crafted at a specialized lab. Your second visit will consist of finalizing the procedure through fitting, adjusting, and cementing your dental bridge in place, and fine-tuning the appearance of the false teeth and crowns.