High quality dental bridges from Calgary cosmetic dentists Dr. Sahra Kanji can help you restore the smile you used to have before a missing tooth caused a noticeable, unattractive gap. Dental bridges do much more than just offer you a cosmetic solution to your missing tooth. They help prevent the development of serious issues commonly caused by tooth loss.
Dental Bridge Design
Your dental bridge consists of two dental crowns placed on the neighboring teeth to provide support and a false tooth placed in between to fill the gap left by your missing tooth. The false tooth is secure and stable, making it possible to eat whatever you want without worry.
Dr. Kanji uses iTero™ digital impression technology to design the two supportive tooth crowns. Your crowns and false tooth are crafted by our local lab partners at Aurum Group from safe tooth-colored ceramics and dental porcelain for a result that looks just like your natural teeth.
Dental Bridge Placement
Once the finished dental bridge is returned from the lab, we are ready to permanently bond it into place. Generally, bridge restorations take about a week to complete. After the dental bridge is firmly adhered with a safe bonding agent, your bite is checked and adjustments are made if necessary. Finally, the biting surfaces of the three teeth are polished for an attractive finish.
An Excellent Solution for your Missing Tooth
Dental bridges have many benefits above and beyond physical appearance improvement. A new bridge can keep other teeth from shifting and provide the bite support necessary for healthy jaw function.
If a dental bridge seems like too much of a commitment, a removable partial denture may be a better alternative. If you prefer a more permanent solution to a missing tooth, dental implants secured into the jawbone will provide you with effective results.
Learn more about partials vs. implants.