At Norwood Dental Centre in Winnipeg, our dentist often replaces missing teeth using natural-looking dental bridges.
A dental bridge is a natural-looking dental appliance that your dentist may use to replace one missing tooth or a section of missing teeth. They are typically made from porcelain, gold alloys or a combination of these materials.
Dental bridges can help to restore the natural contour of your teeth as well as the bite between your upper and lower teeth. They are custom-made for you and barely noticeable.
Your dentist will bond a dental bridge to existing natural teeth or to dental implants or crowns that have been placed on either side of the gap in your teeth.
Some bridges are removable while others need to be removed by your dentist.
Dental bridges need to be taken care of just like natural teeth. If you brush and floss daily and attend regular dental appointments, they should generally last for about 10 years or longer.
Replacing missing teeth is much more than a cosmetic issue. If left unfilled, the gap that is left behind can cause the surrounding teeth to shift out of place, eventually causing gum disease and misalignment issues.
A dental bridge or another type of tooth replacement is necessary to sustain your long-term oral health.