Dental Bridges in Okotoks

Replace Missing Teeth in Okotoks

Missing teeth or having gaps between teeth isn’t just embarrassing, it can lead to dental complications. Simple tasks such as talking, biting or chewing might become much more difficult to perform. Additionally, teeth that are located adjacent to the empty space will start shifting towards these gaps, affecting your bite. In some cases it might cause gum disease and possibly cause jaw joint disorders, such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issues.

Dental bridges are sometimes ideal for replacing a missing tooth, or a series of neighbouring missing teeth, by literally bridging them together. Certain dental bridges are semi-permanent, and are removable - these are referred to as partial dentures and they can be easily removed for routine cleanings, similar to dentures. Patients may also benefit from permanent dental bridges, which are also referred to as fixed partial dentures. 

Bridges are cemented to the teeth that surround the space created by the missing tooth / teeth. Being firmly planted adjacent to a gap, these surrounding teeth work as abutments, serving as anchors for the bridge. They are filed down in order to accurately place a dental crown. Bridges are cemented to the teeth that surround the space created by the missing tooth / teeth. Being firmly planted adjacent to a gap, these surrounding teeth work as abutments, serving as anchors for the bridge. They are filed down in order to accurately place a dental crown. The last step is to attach an artificial tooth (also known as a pontic) to the crown. Once it is placed, the bridge is complete and you will have a new and improved smile. 

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