Dental Bridges Waterloo

Waterloo West Dentistry
Restore Your Confidence With A Bridge

Comfortable, Natural Bridges

If you are missing teeth, a dental bridge is a great solution to restore your comfort and confidence. Dental bridges replace your missing teeth so you can smile and eat more naturally again. They can fill gaps from one or more teeth, with a false tooth for each of the missing teeth. They are sometimes called fixed bridges or fixed partial dentures. Whether you have lost your tooth from gum disease, tooth decay, or injury, filling the gap is important for your speaking and chewing, to prevent other teeth from shifting and to retain bone mass.

They are very comfortable and natural looking; they are the next best thing to your natural teeth. Dental bridges are cemented to your teeth for a more permanent solution for you. You don't need to remove them to clean them. They can be attached, or supported, by dental implants or natural teeth.

A Fixed Solution

What Are Dental Bridges?

A bridge is a dental restoration that replaces your missing tooth or multiple teeth, filling in the gap created by the missing teeth. Dental crowns are placed on natural teeth on either side of the gap, called abutment teeth, or placed on dental implants. A false tooth or set of teeth are then attached to these dental crowns to fill in the gap. Dental bridges come in a variety of different materials.

Because they are fixed, they improve chewing and comfort, and provide a range of other benefits. Dental bridges are a long term solution to the awkwardness, self-consciousness, and other issues caused by a missing tooth. With care, they can last over ten years.

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Bridge Benefits

Advantages of a Dental Bridge

There are several advantages to getting a dental bridge, including improving the aesthetics of your smile, and to make it easier to eat and talk again, which can be painful for some. They prevent your adjacent teeth from shifting and are important for overall oral health, to help your teeth support each other, your facial structure, and bone density.

Restore Your Function

You will find it much easier to eat and speak again. Chewing is more comfortable, and the convenience of not having to remove them to eat and sleep is a great bonus.

Restore Oral Health

Gaps allow other teeth to float and shift, and can negatively impact your bite. In addition, preventing tooth shifting reduces the risk of jaw pain, tooth decay, periodontal disease, and TMJ. Stabilizing teeth with a dental bridge and encouraging more normal chewing also slows bone loss in the area.

Restore Your Smile

Dental bridges help you feel normal again, and restore your confidence in your appearance and smile. You can feel more confident eating in front of other people again, too.

Restore Your Smile

Almost Like Natural Teeth

If you are missing one or more teeth, a dental bridge can improve your quality of life. A missing tooth or teeth can impact your confidence in your smile and can negatively impact your oral health, as it impacts your other teeth. Waterloo West Dentistry can help, getting you a beautiful permanent bridge that fits perfectly and is comfortable.

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What to Expect

Procedure for Dental Bridges in Waterloo
At Waterloo West Dentistry, we take time to consult with you to determine the best dental solutions for you. We answer all of your questions. Our comfortable atmosphere and friendly staff will put you at ease. We assess your individual situation to develop the treatment plan that is best for you. If you are a good candidate for a dental bridge, we start the process.
Initial Consultation And Visit

We start by taking impressions of your teeth for your custom made bridge to be made from. We prepare the adjacent teeth by shaving them down slightly to fit the crowns. A temporary bridge is fitted on, until your permanent bridge is ready.

Fitting of Custom Made Bridge

After the dental laboratory has created your custom dental bridge, on a second appointment, we ensure the bridge fits properly before cementing it on.

Ongoing Dental Bridge Care

Additional visits may be necessary to confirm the fit and function of your dental bridge is good, and as part of ongoing dental health care. Other than good oral hygiene, no special care is needed, and your dental bridge should last for many years.

Bridges to Fit You

Types of Bridges

There are different types of dental bridges. A traditional bridge, also known as a fixed bridge, is most common. Two dental crowns are placed on healthy teeth on each side of your gap, with the false tooth, or teeth, to sit in between. There are other types as well:

  • A cantilever bridge is needed if you only have one natural tooth beside your gap. Cantilever bridges will affix the artificial tooth or teeth to the one tooth.
  • A Maryland bridge has a metal frame attached to two healthy teeth on the back. These are usually used to replace a single tooth, which is attached via the frame. Maryland bridges are also called resin bonded bridges.
  • A dental implant supported bridge is supported by dental implants instead of natural teeth.
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