Premier Dental Centre in Montreal’s West Island


Dental Bridges

Missing teeth can not only have aesthetic repercussions but functional ones as well. Not only do missing teeth affect your smile, but they also affect the occlusion and function of your teeth. This is why it is important to replace a missing tooth as soon as possible. With the use of a traditional dental bridge, or with dental implants, we have a solution for you.

The Specifics of a Traditional Dental Bridge

A traditional dental bridge is an option to replace a missing tooth. They are made with a mix of metal and porcelain to give you a strong and durable occlusion that's consistent with your natural dentition. They are composed of two parts: the pontic, which is the central part that will replace your missing tooth, and the connectors, which are connected to the pontic as crowns which get placed onto your teeth.

The Procedure

  • The healthy neighboring teeth are prepared: they are contoured by removing a portion of enamel to make room for the bridge.
  • The bridge is made by the dentist: using dental impressions taken by the dental team, your dentist can prepare the pontic and connector crowns.
  • Placement of a temporary dental bridge: while your dental bridge is being prepared, a temporary bridge is installed to protect your gums.
  • Placement of the dental bridge: the dentist will place the dental bridge permanently using dental materials.

The Specifics of Dental Bridges on Implants

At Centre Dentaire NP, we can place dental bridges on dental implants. This procedure has several advantages:
> The bridge is placed between two implants (fixed into your jawbone with titanium) instead of your natural teeth, thus eliminating the contour of your enamel.
> The bridges on implants are placed at the same time as the replacement teeth.
> The bridges on implants are a lot more durable compared to the traditional bridges.

Dental Bridge Advantages

1- A Comfortable Option

A dental bridge provides you with a natural feel. Once permanently fixed, you can chew without worry or discomfort.

2- An Aesthetic Replacement Option

The appearance of a bridge, either traditional or an implant, will result in a uniform look with the rest of your smile.

3- A Solid and Customized Option

The bridge and its associated components are made to measure to provide you with a secure option. The replacement tooth will stay in place for a long time to come.

4- A Durable Replacement Option

By following a proper dental hygiene regimen and going in for regular dental checkups, dental bridges have a reputation to last for years to come, especially bridges on implants which are stronger and more durable.