Are you missing multiple teeth or just one tooth? It can become quite a challenge to chew food properly, even speak freely and smile with confidence. Getting a dental bridge is a cost-effective alternative that will not only restore your mouth’s functionality, but also restore your smile’s appearance. A dental bridge is made up of many dental crowns that are glued together to act as a replacement for missing teeth. A missing tooth can cause your surrounding teeth to move out of position, making them more vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease. If not treated immediately, it can lead to permanent loss of the tooth, including the person suffering from chewing and speaking difficulties. Bridges are fixed, or non-removable prosthesis constructed to replace one or more missing teeth. The teeth on both sides of the existing space are used to attach the bridge to restore functionality and aesthetics. Materials used for this process are noble alloys, porcelain or porcelain fused to metal.
Bridges are indicated whenever at least one tooth is missing. A bridge is composed of abutments and pontics. Abutments are the supports for the bridge and consist of crowns placed on the teeth surrounding the empty space. The pontics are special crowns that span across the empty space and connect to the abutments. When teeth are prepared for a bridge, the abutments are prepared for crowns just as described in crowns. We will then take an impression of the prepared teeth, make a temporary bridge or crowns to place on the teeth to protect them and maintain their positions, and send the impression to a dental laboratory to fabricate the bridge. At your next visit, we will try-in the bridge to ensure a good fit and then cement the bridge in place. There are three different types of dental bridges:
Your natural teeth are kept in place because of the enamel’s hardness and the strength of the root structure. When a tooth gets extracted or is missing, the surrounding teeth shift to the gap left, and it could change the structure of your mouth. With the help of a dental bridge, this can be prevented to avoid any potential shifting.
A missing tooth significantly lowers your confidence and makes you awkward around social situations. With dental bridges, you will smile with confidence and be able to show off that million-dollar smile. Additionally, they also maintain your facial structure. For top-quality dental bridges in Toronto, contact the staff at Cosmodont Dentistry today!