Missing teeth are unsightly and unattractive, and they can dramatically affect the appearance of your smile, the ease of eating and the ease of speaking. In other words, a missing tooth is not just a cosmetic dentistry problem. It can dramatically hurt your overall dental health.
Fortunately, the Calgary dentists at Aesthetic Dental Studios offer a wide range of restorative dentistry procedures to replace missing teeth, including high-quality dental bridges.
If you’re not prepared to opt for a dental implant, a dental bridge is an excellent way of replacing your missing tooth. The bridge has a long history in modern dentistry, and Dr. Gordon Chee has experience making sure your procedure goes as smoothly and painlessly as possible.
We’ll be happy to speak with you about all your options during your initial consultation. Please call us in Calgary at 403-543-4600.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
Like a real bridge, a dental bridge contains a number of different parts that when taken together, make a coherent whole. In this case, the gap being bridged is one between two of your teeth. There are a few different bridging options. We’ll help you make the choice that’s best for you.
In a traditional bridge, the two teeth surrounding the gap in your smile are slightly trimmed down so they can fit with the new bridge and have dental crowns placed on them. Then, our dentists will fit an artificial tooth, usually made of porcelain, in the gap and attach it to the surrounding teeth with metal wings.
The cantilevered dental bridge is used when we need to replace a back tooth that does not have teeth on both sides to support it. Our dentists will fit the artificial tooth in the gap and attach it to the one tooth adjacent to it.
Maryland Bonded Bridges
In this procedure, we trim very small slots into the adjacent teeth. When the artificial tooth is fit into the slot, we bond it to the back of the adjacent teeth using dental resin. This option is best for front teeth, and it does not require as much adjustment to the existing teeth.
A dental bridge is just one of your tooth replacement options at Aesthetic Dental Studios. Whatever you choose, we will use our top-notch facilities and staff to perform the procedure in a safe, comforting atmosphere.
If you’re looking for a capable, experienced dentist to replace a missing tooth, please contact Aesthetic Dental Studio online or call 403-543-4600 today to arrange a discussion of your dental needs. Located in Calgary, serving Cochrane and all of Alberta.