Are you having trouble speaking or chewing certain foods? Is your missing tooth stealing your smile? Well, getting your teeth bridged can solve all these issues and more for you. Our team at Westwood and Starwood Dental has been delivering solutions for missing teeth through implanting dental bridges in Guelph for years.
Bridges fill in the gaps between natural teeth by filling them with strong, natural-looking artificial teeth. Bridges are semi-permanent and are proven to strengthen your teeth. Our team of dentists can help you improve the function as well as the appearance of your smile while supporting your natural teeth.
Wondering what the process is all about and if it is safe for you? Get in touch now to get the answers from our qualified dentists.
A dental bridge or a fixed dental prosthesis is a teeth restoration that replaces missing teeth with a combination of crowns and artificial teeth. It is a permanent restoration procedure and typically holds the artificial teeth firm for years. Our dentists at Westwood and Starwood Dental suggest getting the teeth bridged when you have a missing tooth in the middle of two firm teeth.
While we also offer dental implant services, putting in dental bridges is a better option if you have healthy teeth on each side since it doesn't include the risk of tissue or mouth structure damage. Here is a little insight into what you can expect during a dental bridging process.
Our dentists at Westwood and Starwood Dental have put in place a structured and safe procedure for dental bridges in Guelph:
We first carefully file the enamel of the teeth on either side of the gap to make space for the crown.
The dentist then makes a mould of the teeth to customize the set of crowns and artificial teeth.
The crowns are then put in place using medical cement, in between which is your artificial tooth (or teeth) kissing away your smile issues.
While having a missing tooth is a good enough reason for getting the teeth bridged, there are several other cases where you want to go for our dental bridge in Guelph. If you have a chipped tooth on any of the missing teeth' sides, you will get two benefits in one. The bridging process at Westwood and Starwood Dental involves covering both the side teeth with crowns to protect them from further damage. If you don't have missing teeth and just want to fix the chipped teeth, we also offer Porcelain Veneer services for you.
The process of getting a dental bridge in Guelph is also pretty quick. You can be done with it in as little as a couple of days. So if you don't have much time to spend on implant procedures, go with bridging.
The type of dental bridge our dentists at Westwood and Starwood Dental recommend for you will depend on the condition of your teeth and their location apart from each other.
Let's check out the type of bridges available based on different needs:
Traditional fixed bridges This type of bridge typically works in between two healthy teeth. The bridge made from porcelain involves reshaping of teeth on either side.
Cantilever bridges We recommend this kind of dental bridge in Guelph when one or both teeth on the side of the missing tooth are also missing.
Maryland bonded Maryland or resin-bonded work well in filling the gap of front teeth. The procedure doesn't require the filing of teeth or placement of crowns on the healthy ones.
When it comes to dental issues like pain around the missing teeth or decaying teeth, we have to pick and choose from various painful solutions.
Dental bridges are one of the least painful of them and offer a host of other benefits:
It takes just a couple of days or so at Westwood and Starwood Dental
It's easy and comfortable to get a dental bridge
The bridge is lightweight and hence very comfortable
It redistributes chewing power and brings your bite back
You are getting a long term solution to missing teeth issues
The bridge maintains the shape of your face and smile properly