A missing tooth can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. If you’re missing one or more front teeth, you’ll likely want to get the issue fixed right away. Aside from esthetic reasons, replacing missing teeth should be done as soon as possible to prevent other dental problems.
Surrounding teeth may shift into the empty space, eventually creating bite problems or speech issues. It also increases your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
A restorative procedure you may consider is dental bridges.
What Are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are tooth replacement options that extend to surrounding natural teeth. The artificial tooth for the empty space is connected to two crowns. These crowns are worn over natural teeth or a dental implant.
Dental bridges are permanent appliances and only your dentist will be able to remove them.
How Does the Process Work?
- Oral health evaluation. Your dentist will first examine your teeth, gums, and jawbone to see if you’re a good candidate for bridges. If you are, your dentist will proceed to the next step with your approval.
- Teeth preparation. Your surrounding teeth will need to be prepared to receive the bridge. If they’re weak or damaged, your dentist will need to do some restoring to provide a sturdy support for your bridge.
- Digital imaging. Next, your dentist will take digital images of the tooth area and send to the lab. The dental lab will then fabricate the bridge. At this point, you’ll receive a temporary bridge to protect the tooth area.
- Once the final restoration is ready, it will be fitted on your teeth. Your dentist will ensure you’re comfortable with the fit and feel of your bridge before cementing it permanently.
Getting Dental Bridges in Mississauga
If you’d like more information on dental bridges in Mississauga, call us at 905-822-4198 to book an initial consultation. Let’s have your tooth replacement questions answered by our dentists.