Dental Bridges An Overview
A dental bridge can restore function and aesthetics when one or several consecutive teeth are missing. Traditionally a dental bridge was a removable oral appliance, but today’s patients can enjoy the benefits of a fixed bridge that is permanently secured using dental implants or natural teeth strengthened by dental crowns. A dental bridge can be designed and placed in 2-3 visits with Dr. Chahal at Foothills Dentistry in Calgary.
Replacing your missing teeth with a dental bridge will support your long-term dental health and your best quality of life. Dr. Chahal works with patients who have missing teeth to re-establish a healthy, comfortable and functional smile through personalized treatment.
Dental Bridge vs Dental Implant: What to consider
When it comes to replacing a single tooth, a dental bridge or a dental implant remain the common options for most patients. Dr. Chahal will provide a recommendation based upon her exam and your overall needs, but there are several important points to consider when weighing the options.
- Stable and permanent solution: a dental implant is secure and permanent, replacing your lost tooth with natural function and aesthetics.
- Minimizes changes in the jaw: by replacing the tooth root structure, a dental implant supports and stabilizes jaw bone tissue where the lost tooth was located, minimizing bone loss and shrinkage of the jaw.
- Cost and time investment: initially a dental implant will most likely be more costly and time-consuming but in the long run a permanent solution that should remain as stable as a natural tooth and restore the most natural chewing function and speech.