A missing tooth may have a negative effect on your confidence and self-esteem because it impacts your smile. The key to restoring your smile, of course, is to restore the look and feel of the missing tooth.
As its name indicates, a dental bridge is a structure that bridges the gap where one or more teeth used to be. More specifically, it is a fixed solution that you don’t need to remove to clean effectively.
How do dental bridges work?
Dental bridges replace your missing teeth. Did you know that a missing tooth can lead to problems such as an unbalanced bite and gum disease? Such problems come about when the teeth adjacent to the gap left by the missing tooth turn or shift into the gap, whereby chewing forces exert more stress on your remaining teeth, jaw, and jaw joints. Dental bridgework is designed to prevent such negative consequences, restore optimal function, and bring back your smile.
What is a dental bridge made of? It consists of two or more crowns that are fitted onto the teeth located on either side of the empty space along with an artificial tooth (or more) in between to fill the gap.
Do dental bridges look natural?
In a word – yes! Making a dental bridge is personalized process. We create it based on your teeth impressions and your unique facial characteristics. We use natural-looking materials like ceramics and zirconia that are designed to blend in with your natural teeth in both colour and shape. Finally, before we install your dental bridge, we make sure that you’re happy with the work and how it looks.
Are dental bridges permanent?
Strictly speaking, no dental work is permanent. But dental bridges represent a long-lasting solution to the problem of missing teeth. Fixed bridges – which only a dentist can remove – can last more than 10 years depending on function load and oral health and hygiene. Our expert skill sets at Comfort Care Dental Clinic allow us to create long-lasting dental bridgework.
Dental bridges versus dental implants
Our patients often ask us, “Should I get a bridge or an implant?” To answer that question, let’s look at the difference between the two.
As we’ve seen above, a dental bridge includes an artificial tooth. This artificial tooth fills the gap left by the missing tooth but is not rooted to the bone. Conversely, an implant is an artificial tooth that is rooted to the bone, thanks to a titanium post that acts like an anchor.
To find out more, please turn to the Dental Implants page in our “Enhance” section, which focuses on advanced dental care.
Insurance coverage and pricing information
Some dental insurance plans cover dental bridgework – we can help you find out if yours does.
At our clinic, pricing for dental bridgework is the result of a careful and comprehensive process. First, we establish a diagnosis of the problem. Second, we present you with different options on how the problem can be resolved. Third, working together with you to resolve the problem, we create a plan that is understandable, acceptable, and affordable to you – and that motivates you! In other words, price points are the result of a process of dialogue between you and us in which your needs and preferences are fully taken into consideration.
The many benefits of dental bridges
Thanks to the dental bridgework we perform at our clinic, you benefit in many ways: your smile is restored, your ability to speak and chew properly is also restored, your face retains its natural contours, your bite is more balanced, and you prevent the negative health effects associated with missing teeth from occurring.
Need dental bridgework in downtown Montreal?
Comfort Care Dental Clinic provides smile- and health-enhancing dental bridgework right at our convenient location in downtown Montreal at 2045 Stanley Street, Suite 1100 – a couple of minutes from Peel metro station.