Dr. Perica Nonkovic offers dental bridges to his Grande Prairie patients who have missing teeth and are looking to maintain the structure of their smile.
The Solution To Replace Missing Teeth
There are times when a damaged tooth cannot be saved. Sometimes infection destroys the root structure and other times decay or damage results in a dead or lost tooth. Once the tooth is missing, you’ll need something to “bridge” the gap between the tooth that is lost and the rest of your teeth.
How It Works
During your visit, a dentist will determine the best plan of action based on your needs, budget, and desired outcome.
If you have lots of healthy jawbone tissue to support a dental restoration, then a bridge will likely be recommended.
To ensure the bridge will fit perfectly, your dentist will first reduce the surrounding teeth in size. An impression will then be made to create the mould for the bridge.
Your dentist will also find the right shade that will match the exact colour of your teeth. The mould will be created in a lab which can take up to a couple of weeks.
In the interim, we’ll provide you with a temporary bridge that will be removed once your permanent one arrives.
The Bridge Procedure
When the bridge is ready to be placed, it will be cemented to the natural teeth surrounding the empty space.
The teeth next door will also be prepared similarly to a crown in order to accept the bridge.
Once completed, the bridge will work to stabilize the nearby teeth, strengthen your overall bite and optimize your smile’s appearance.
When your tooth is too damaged for a crown, or you’ve lost a tooth entirely, a bridge can be an excellent solution to fill in the gap.
At Access Dental, we can provide a bridge that can help maintain your smile for years to come.