Dental bridges

Missing teeth can not only have esthetic repercussions but also functional ones. Not only will you notice a change in your smile but also with the occlusion and function of your dentition. This is why it is important to replace a missing tooth as soon as possible. With the use of a traditional dental bridge or one with dental implants can be two options for you.
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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 continues well with your natural dentition. They are composed of two parts: the central position which is called the pontic this is what will replace your missing tooth and the connectors which are connected to the pontic as crowns to be 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 and using dental impressions taken by the dental team, your dentist can prepare the pontic and crowns.
  • Placement of a temporary dental bridge: while your dental bridge is being prepared, a temporary bridge is placed to protect your gums.
  • Placement of the dental bridge: the dentist will now place the crowns permanently using dental materials.

The specifics of dental bridges using implants

At Centre dentaire NP, located in Kirkland, we can place dental bridges using dental implants. This procedure has several advantages:
> The bridge is placed into two implants (fixed titanium into your jawbone) 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 sensation. Once permanently fixed, you can chew without worry or discomfort.

2- An aesthetic replacement options

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

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

By following a proper dental hygiene regimen and dental checkups, dental bridges have a reputation to last for years to come, specifically bridges on implants.

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