Dental Bridges Erin Mills - Onyx Dental
Dental Bridges Erin Mills - Onyx Dental
Restore gaps and replace teeth with a permanent custom prosthesis.
If you are missing one or more teeth, dental bridges can be a great way to replace them. These dental prosthetics are strong and with proper oral hygiene, they can last a long time. Besides being functional, dental bridges are attractive as well as easy to maintain.
A dental bridge uses the teeth on either side of the area missing teeth (edentulous space) to anchor off of. These neighbouring teeth are capped similar to crowns, however they are connected with a fake tooth/teeth in the middle to fill the empty space.
There are several advantages to obtaining dental bridges in Erin Mills. Here, you will learn about the process and how it works.
Why Should I Get a Dental Bridge?
Even though it is unattractive, missing teeth have an impact on more than simply how you look. When teeth are missing, the surrounding teeth have room to move, which can cause crowding and a crooked bite, two major dental problems.
These conditions affect how you eat and how well you can maintain excellent oral hygiene, which could lead to tooth decay or gum disease. A dental bridge is one option to restore missing teeth and improve both functionality and aesthetics.
Patients with more than three missing teeth may not be suitable for a bridge and may need to explore other options such as implants, dentures or implant supported dentures. However, if you only have one or two teeth missing, a dental bridge is a practical restorative dental treatment for your missing teeth that will keep your smile complete and your mouth in good health.
How Much Does a Dental Bridge Cost?
- The quantity of teeth a bridge is needed to replace
- Where in your mouth a bridge is necessary
- The condition of the teeth or dental implants supporting your bridge
- The components utilized to construct your bridge
- Whether you require additional treatments to get your mouth ready for a dental bridge, such as dental implants
Remember that speaking with a Erin Mills dentist at Onyx dental is the only method to receive a precise estimate of the cost of your care. After our team has had an opportunity to inspect your mouth, we will be able to let you know what aspects will affect the overall cost of your dental bridge.
We will also provide you a personalized quote so that you will know precisely how much your procedure will cost.
Preparation for Dental Bridge
When it comes to obtaining dental bridges in Erin Mills, preparation is crucial for success. It will begin with an assessment, at which point our team will take x-rays of your natural teeth, intraoral pictures, and a digital scan to determine the ideal course of treatment.
Additional dental treatments may be necessary for the preparation of dental bridges. For example, if you have a toothache or a fractured tooth, you may need a root canal before the procedure. In other cases, a tooth may need to be extracted due to decay and the bridge will be prepared after the extraction area has healed.
This next appointment would be a bridge preparation visit. At this appointment the doctors at Onyx Dental will prepare and shape the teeth on either side of the empty space to allow enough space for the bridge to sit on top of these teeth as anchors. You will have a temporary bridge for 1-2 weeks. The bridge will be milled at Onyx Dental with our in house milling system.
At your second appointment your temporary will be removed, the teeth on either side will be cleaned, and the bridge will be cemented in place. You will be given instructions on how to care for it and keep the area clean. It is important to continue to come in for regular checkups and hygiene visits to ensure the bridge remains in good condition and functions properly.
Durability Of Dental Bridges
If you have a removable bridge, avoid chewing on hard or sticky foods, as these can cause damage to the bridge. It is also important to avoid drinking too many acidic beverages or smoking, as these can damage the bridge, too.
To ensure durability, the dental bridge should be bonded to the supporting teeth, called abutments. Although this bonding procedure can be successful in preventing the bridge from falling out, a bridge may be susceptible to falling out due to several factors, including tooth decay, an improper bite, and cementation of the abutments.
You should seek immediate treatment if you experience any of these issues. To extend the life of your dental bridge, contact Onyx Dental, your trusted cosmetic dentistry centre.
Contact us to learn more about dental bridges in Erin Mills, ON.
At our Erin Mills dental practice, we believe that a patient’s smile is the most important thing in their life. Our goal for you and your teeth will always be to help you feel confident with how they look after every procedure! To schedule an initial consultation call us today on (905) 567-4999.