Restore Your Self-Confidence with a Dental Bridge Treatment at Joly Dental Care in Downtown Edmonton

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.

Why Get Dental Bridges?

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:

  • Prevent teeth surrounding the gap from shifting – Teeth have a natural tendency to spread themselves out in order to cover the entire area of your jaw. Missing teeth create excessive space, which leads to your teeth shifting unnaturally, affecting not only the look of your smile, but also the ability of your teeth to perform the job intended for them.
  • Maintain the shape of your face – As teeth shift due to unnatural spaces, your jaw’s bone structure begins to deteriorate, affecting the original shape of the lower part of your face.
  • Restore your ability to chew and speak – The effect that missing teeth have on your ability to chew is a given; however, the absence of teeth also affects our communication. Teeth play a crucial role in the pronunciation of words, and dental bridges restore your ability to properly express yourself orally.
  • Eliminate excessive wear and tear on remaining teeth – The human dental structure is designed to function as a whole. Each tooth has a purpose and combines to deliver a common result. When one or several teeth are missing, extra strain is placed on remaining teeth to make up for those missing, causing the premature deterioration of remaining teeth. Bridges restore your mouth’s ability to disperse chewing responsibilities uniformly, eliminating unnecessary wear and tear, as well as associated discomfort.

Dental Bridge Placement Procedure

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.

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