Missing teeth can affect your appearance. Not only your smile but your speech and chewing are affected too. So do not let missing teeth make you feel incomplete. There are many dental treatment options available for you to replace your missing teeth which include: removable dentures, bridges, dental implants, etc. Amongst them, dental bridges are most preferred as they are simple, affordable and look fantastic.
What Are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are fixed prosthodontic treatment which involves the replacement of your missing tooth with the help of a fake tooth which is fixed to the neighbouring natural teeth with the help of crowns. Just like in a bridge two pillars support the hanging portion, dental bridges have two or more crowns that are fixed on the adjacent natural tooth to provide support for the middle fake tooth called pontic attached to them. These bridges are customized and fabricated in the laboratory to perfectly fit your teeth and are fixed hence cannot be removed by the patient.
Who Can Avail Dental Bridges
Anyone who has his/her front or back teeth missing can avail dental bridges as long they have healthy teeth on both sides of the missing tooth or teeth. And yes, of course, you can have more than one teeth replaced too! But your dentist will need to evaluate the adjoining teeth for support. It is very important to replace missing teeth as it improves your appearance considerably if replacing front teeth.
In the case of your back teeth, gaps in your teeth can be very detrimental as they not only affect your speech but also hinder proper chewing of food. Due to missing teeth, the chewing forces are improperly distributed among the other teeth putting inadvertent stresses and ultimately leading to the weakening of your gums. So it is important to replace them if you want to save your remaining set of teeth.
Who We Are
We are a group of dedicated dentists who share a vision of uncompromising excellence in dentistry. Coquitlam Dental Group strives to maintain superiority in providing quality dental care services and patient-centred care at all times. With almost twenty years of experience and nonstop continuing education, Dr. Kamaei and Dr. Katz are dedicated to offer and provide top of the line dental treatments with quality and excellence in almost all aspects of Dentistry. We can cater to every family member as we offer comprehensive dental services such as dental bridges, cosmetic dentistry, family dentistry, sedation dentistry, dental implants, periodontal therapy, and more.
Why Choose Dental Bridges
Dental bridges are the most preferred solution for missing teeth replacement worldwide. They are fixed and hassle-free, unlike those pesky dentures, at the same time provide excellent aesthetics and do not involve any surgical procedures like in dental implants. And the good news is that they are pretty pocket-friendly. Dental bridges provide you with excellent shade matching and give an incredibly natural look, so much so that you will not know which one is fake and which one is your natural tooth!! If taken care of properly, they can survive in your mouth for a very long time.
How Dental Bridges Work
Dental bridges require two or more appointments with your dentist. It is a pretty painless procedure and gives amazing results.
Step 1: Tooth Preparation
In the first appointment, your dentist will prepare your adjoining teeth to receive the crowns. That means the adjacent natural healthy teeth will be reduced a little in size so that they have space for a crown to fit snugly over them like a cap. Your dentist might decide to involve more than two teeth if extra support is needed. These abutments will provide all the strength to your bridge.
Step 2: Impression Taking & Shade Matching
A dental impression will be taken just after the teeth preparation is complete as this will create a dental model of your teeth. Also, your dentist will check the shade of your teeth so that it matches the final bridge. This information and your dental model will be sent to the laboratory where the dental bridge will be fabricated for your teeth to match perfectly. A provisional crown/bridge may be given to you temporarily to protect your teeth till the final bridge is cemented.
Step 3: Cementation
Occasionally an extra appointment may be needed by your dentist if any additional fitting or try-in is required. It is to ensure that your final prosthesis matches perfectly and sits tight on your teeth. Once your dental bridge is ready (your dentist will inform you) you will have your final appointment for cementation. The dental bridge will now be fixed on your teeth with dental cement and voila, you have your new set of teeth.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
Dental bridges are being fabricated these days with very superior materials like zirconia, ceramic, etc. which provide stunning shade-matching. The reason behind the popularity of dental bridges is that they look so natural and aesthetic that one cannot differentiate it from one’s teeth. Sometimes people get bridges done for multiple teeth, in that case, these can be made to look even better than the original appearance with the help of smile designing. Normal people would not know there’s a fake tooth unless told.
Not only appearance, dental bridges feel incredibly natural too. Apart from some minor discomfort, you may even forget that you have something fake fixed in your mouth once you get used to it. You can chew normally and there are no diet restrictions (except sticky foods like candies and extremely hard food).
Dentures are known to be cumbersome since they are removable. Dental bridges, on the contrary, are fixed to your teeth so that you can just forget about them and live your life. They are cemented in place by your dentist and can be removed only by a dentist with specialized tools.
The entire procedure of dental bridges is hassle-free as it requires no surgical intervention like in dental implants. There is hardly any pain or discomfort during and after the procedure so it seems to be the best choice.
The best part about dental bridges is despite having so many advantages it does not burn a hole in your pocket.
Skills and Experience
Prosthodontic procedures replacing missing teeth like dental bridges, implants, etc. require considerable skill to make them the right fit for you. With us, you need not worry about that as we have onboard the best professionals with almost two decades of experience and expertise.
Expertise in Cosmetic Dentistry
At Coquitlam Dental Group, have dealt with numerous cases of cosmetic dentistry. We have the best experts as well as the most advanced technology like smile designing to provide you with the most beautiful smile.
Collaboration with the Best Laboratories
We collaborate with the best laboratories in the state with cutting edge technology to manufacture our bridges, crowns, etc. Hence you can breathe easy knowing you are literally in the right hands.
At Coquitlam Dental group, our priority is bringing back your lost smile. We put our best foot forward to deliver excellence because you deserve it !! Your smile is the most priceless jewellery that you will ever put on.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why Should I Replace Missing Teeth?
Missing teeth not only affect your appearance but the gaps in your teeth also cause an imbalance of chewing forces and weaken your gums. So it indirectly affects the periodontal health of your teeth as well. Hence it is important to replace your missing teeth if you want to keep up your good looks as well as preserve your remaining teeth.
How Do Dental Bridges Replace Missing Teeth?
Dental bridges replace the missing teeth with the help of one or more false teeth anchored to two or more crowns which act as pillars attaching to the adjacent healthy natural tooth in your mouth. Thus holding the fake tooth in place.
Are Dental Bridges A Permanent Option?
Dental bridges can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years depending on how you take care of them and the quality of materials used to fabricate them. It is important to maintain good oral hygiene if you want to keep them for long. However, you might need to get them replaced. Dental implants are a more permanent solution.
Do Dental Bridges Look Natural?
Dental bridges look and feel so natural that it is difficult to differentiate them from your real teeth. We have superior materials like zirconia which impart the most natural shade and characteristics to bridges. Make sure you talk to your dentist about all the options available.
Will I Feel Any Pain?
The dental bridge procedure causes minimal to no pain or discomfort. It does not involve any surgery, is non-invasive and hassle-free.
How Do I Take Care of My Dental Bridge?
You need to maintain meticulous oral hygiene. Proper and regular brushing, flossing and rinsing twice a day and after meals is very important. You must take care to floss the undersurface of the dental bridges too. You may also avoid eating sticky food like candies and hard food like nuts if you want to preserve your bridges for a very long time.
Can I Eat Everything Normally With Bridges?
Absolutely! You can eat anything you want with dental bridges almost immediately after the treatment just as you would with your natural teeth. But you may want to avoid sticky and hard substances that may harm your bridges and chip off the surface.
What Are Other Alternatives If I Do Not Want a Dental Bridge?
If you want a more permanent solution dental implants are the best alternatives to dental bridges, as not only are they superior in aesthetics but are permanent. Sometimes dental bridges may not be indicated for you due to the position of your teeth, adjoining tooth or the general periodontal conditions. In those cases, your dentist might recommend you to go for dental implants or removable or cast partial dentures.