Is a Dental Bridge the Answer for Me?
A dental bridge from our Calgary clinic may be suitable for you if you’re missing one or more teeth.
Aside from the obvious problem of aesthetics, missing teeth can cause a potential chain reaction of problems including:
Other teeth in your mouth drifting out of position
A poorly aligned bite
TMJ issues like temporomandibular disorder (TMD)
Poor distribution of the force in your bite
Your jawbone shrinking where your teeth are missing
There are different types and uses for dental bridges, depending on your needs, and treatment with a dental bridge may also require dental implant crowns to be placed in your mouth first.
A dental bridge is an appliance containing one or more artificial teeth (pontics) that is placed in the mouth by attaching to crowns placed on teeth on both sides of the gap.
The purpose of a dental bridge is to:
Restore your full smile
Improve your ability to chew and speak
Maintain the shape of your face
Properly distribute the force in your bite
Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position