Are you living with the struggles and frustrations caused by one or more missing teeth? It can be tricky chewing with gaps in your smile, especially in public. You might also feel self-conscious about smiling or interacting with other people due to missing teeth.
The good news is that there are excellent solutions for missing teeth, and a dental bridge may be one.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge uses crowns as anchors to healthy teeth while supporting one or more artificial teeth in between. The bridge acts as a placeholder, keeping surrounding teeth from shifting into the open spaces left by your missing teeth.
The advantage of a bridge over dental implants is that there is no surgical procedure to endure when you get a bridge.
What to Expect When Getting a Dental Bridge?
The process of getting a dental bridge is much like a crown. First, our Barrie dentists will prepare your teeth for your bridge and send impressions we take of them to a trusted dental lab. It typically takes two to three weeks for the dental lab to make your bridge, and then you'll return to Park Place Dental to have our dentists permanently place it.
We make your bridge out of ceramic porcelain; our dentists customize it to match your teeth and blend beautifully with your smile.
How to Care For Your Dental Bridge in Barrie
Taking great care of the anchor teeth for your bridge is critical to ensure its longevity. You'll be able to brush your bridge and floss around the anchor teeth. Keeping them clean and plaque-free will help you avoid tooth decay that could jeopardize your bridge.