If you are looking for a solution for one or more missing teeth, a dental bridge might be right for you. Point McKay Dental is pleased to offer this natural looking restoration dental option that can replace one or more missing teeth and help give you the smile you have always wanted.
A dental bridge, also known as a fixed partial denture, is a restorative dental treatment that is used to replace one or more missing teeth in the same area. Using abutment teeth to anchor the dental bridge too, a dental bridge essentially fills in or ‘bridges’ the gap that is left behind from a missing tooth by placing a false tooth in the area that the gap is. The abutment teeth are shaped in order to accommodate the dental bridge and will look very similar to the size and shape of the original teeth. A pontic is fused in-between the abutments in order to replace the missing tooth or teeth in that area. We primarily use full porcelain dental bridges, but there are cases where a dental bridge can be made from gold, metal alloys, or a combination of these materials. There are many types of dental bridges available and the best option for you depends on your specific situation. Your Point McKay Dental professional will thoroughly examine your teeth to identify the best type of dental bridge for your situation.
After Dr. Paul Hul and his team prepare your teeth, we will take an impression that is sent to our off-site dental lab for processing. To protect your teeth until your new dental bridge is ready, we will make a custom temporary bridge for you to wear.
A Dental Bridge not only restores the function of your teeth, it also prevents the surrounding teeth from drifting out of position and into the space created by the missing teeth. The best candidate for a dental bridge is someone with one or more missing teeth with good overall dental hygiene. A dental bridge requires special attention to hygiene at home which includes flossing under the bridge. We also monitor how your dental bridge is functioning with regular dental visits and professional hygiene appointments.
If your confidence has been affected due to one or more missing teeth, a dental bridge might be the solution for you. If you would like to learn more about dental bridges, or you are wondering whether you would be a good candidate for a dental bridge, please call one of our dedicated team members at (403) 289-7829 and we will be happy to help.
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Providing general and family dental services to the NW Calgary neighborhoods of Capitol Hill, Banff Trail, University of Calgary, Briar Hill, Hounsfield Heights, West Hillhurst, Collingwood, Charleswood, Triwood, Rosedale, Mount Pleasant, Cambrian Heights, Confederation Park
& Surrounding Areas.