Dental Bridges for the Front Teeth
By Patrick Casey on January 30, 2020
A dental bridge is a false tooth that is bookended by two dental crowns. The crowns are used to cap the teeth that are adjacent to the tooth gap. By bracing the false tooth in place, a patient is able to bite, chew, smile, and speak with ease once again. For patients missing a tooth, it’s a great restorative dentistry option at our Montreal, QC practice.
When creating a dental bridge for a missing front tooth, dentists will typically use tooth-colored materials, ensuring that the false tooth looks totally natural. This provides a cosmetic aspect to the bridge, essential for replacing a missing front tooth. Dr. Charles Casey and Dr. Patrick Casey would like to cover this particular treatment option for tooth loss in a bit more detail below.
The Benefits of Getting Dental Bridges for the Front Teeth
Some of the benefits of getting a front tooth dental bridge include:
- You can bite and chew with ease again
- Speech impediments caused by a missing tooth are no longer an issue
- Smile aesthetics are improved
- Bridge materials are extremely durable
Given these benefits, you can understand why so many people are interested in getting a bridge for their missing teeth.
Ideal Candidates for Dental Bridges
Good candidates for dental crowns are people missing a tooth who still have healthy teeth surrounding the tooth gap. They should be in good overall dental health despite the missing tooth.
During your visit to Smile Montreal, we can discuss candidacy for a dental bridge and whether or not it’s an ideal treatment option for you and your needs. If you’ve suffered extensive tooth loss, a partial denture could be more ideal for your needs. We can also discuss candidacy for false teeth supported by dental implants.
What to Expect During the Treatment Process
When getting a dental bridge, the teeth surrounding the tooth gap need to be prepped. That means the removal of some tooth structure in order to accommodate the crown. Temporary crowns are typically placed while the final bridge is completed at a dental lab off site.
At a second visit roughly two weeks later, the temporary crowns are removed and the bridge is securely adhered in place. We’ll check the fit, feel, and stability of the bridge before it’s put on.
The Results of Dental Bridges
Thanks to a dental bridge, a person’s ability to bite, chew, smile, and speak can be totally restored. The materials used are durable and look natural, which means great overall outcomes that enhance dental health and wellness. Even up close, it will be difficult to distinguish a dental bridge from your natural teeth.
Are Dental Bridges Right for Me?
The best way to find out if a dental bridge is the right treatment for you is to schedule a consultation with our team. We can assess your current dental health needs and recommend the most suitable treatment available. Our focus will always be on your dental health and how it can be enhanced.
Contact Smile Montreal
If you would like to learn more about treatments for missing teeth and enhancing the health of your smile, be sure to contact a skilled cosmetic and restorative dentist. You can reach our practice by phone at (514) 700-6492.
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