Are You Missing Multiple Teeth But Hate The Thought of Dentures? A Dental Bridge May Be For You!
At Kingsland Family Dental Care, we are pleased to offer South West Calgary residents Dental Bridges as an option to replace their missing teeth. A dental bridge is a restorative dental treatment that is used to replace one or more missing teeth in the same area. There are many types of dental bridges available, and the best option for you depends on your specific situation
What is a Dental Bridge?
A Dental Bridge is a functional, long-lasting dental restoration that is used to replace one or more missing teeth in the same area. There are many types of dental bridges available, and the best option for you depends on your specific situation. Before starting the Dental Bridge procedure, Dr. Alissa Khartchenko will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth to determine the type of dental bridge that is best for your situation.
How Do Dental Bridges Work?
A Dental Bridge is attached to the teeth on either side of the missing tooth (or teeth) which are called abutments. These abutment teeth are precisely shaped to accommodate your new dental bridge. Your new Dental Bridge will look very similar to the size and shape of the original teeth. The portion of the Dental bridge that replaces the missing tooth is called a pontic. The pontic is fused in-between the abutments to replace the missing tooth or teeth in that area. At Kingsland Family Dental Care, 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.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Dental Bridge?
The best candidate for a dental bridge is someone with good overall dental hygiene. Healthy gums are also important for a dental bridge to be successful. Also, a dental bridge requires special attention at home, which includes flossing under the bridge. During your regular dental checkups, we will monitor how your dental bridge is functioning.
At Kingsland Family Dental Care, we know that your smile is important to you. Replacing missing teeth with Dental Bridges is one of the many dental health services that Dr. Alissa Khartchenko offers.