Missing teeth can take a toll on someone’s confidence and self-esteem, and replacing them can help regain that confidence. Dental bridgework is both a cosmetic and a preventative dental procedure to replace missing teeth.
Having a full set of teeth can boost your confidence, but did you know that it will also help prevent you from developing additional oral health problems such as gum disease and tooth decay? These dental conditions are very likely to happen if you have missing teeth, so it’s important to replace them. Missing teeth may also disrupt the alignment of other teeth in your mouth.
Before performing the bridgework, Kildonan Crossing Dental Centre helps our patients here in Winnipeg choose the right tooth colour for the bridge. The best colour is the one that looks the most natural for the patient based on their natural tooth colour and skin tone. Everyone’s teeth are naturally different shades of white, with the front teeth usually the whitest and the back teeth the darkest.
Dental bridgework involves creating a false tooth, called a pontic, to replace a missing tooth. Two crowns are installed to hold the pontic in place. Unlike some partial dentures, the wearer cannot remove this dental bridgework and is fixed into the mouth. There are two different types of dental bridgework: fixed bridge and cantilever bridge.
Dental bridge treatments usually take two sessions, but this depends on the complexity of the work that needs to be done. In preparing for the bridgework, the dentist files down the adjoining teeth and takes impressions of the teeth to fit on the crowns. The pontic will then be attached to the crowns. Dental crowns can be porcelain, metal or ceramic.
The patient’s teeth may be sensitive to cold and hot foods for several weeks after the procedure, and good oral hygiene must be followed to avoid bacteria and infection. Dental bridges often last between five and ten years if proper oral care is maintained.
We offer other teeth restoration services in our dental clinic serving Transcona and surrounding area. Dental crowns are another cosmetic procedure we offer our clients. Click here to learn more!
We are conveniently located at the corner of Lagimodiere Boulevard and Regent Avenue near in Transcona, East Kildonan, Valley Gardens, Elmwood, and St. Boniface.
We can’t wait to see you at your next dental appointment! If you’ve never been to our clinic before, we can schedule you for your first consultation - we are always accepting new patients.