All your teeth play an important role in speaking, chewing, and maintaining proper alignment of other teeth. They also add to the overall aesthetics of your smile. While tooth loss doesn’t necessarily have to occur as you age, if you do lose teeth, they should be replaced to maintain proper function of your mouth and maintain the overall aesthetics. Fortunately, there are options for correcting tooth loss, including a dental bridge. Nuera Dental Center is pleased to provide dental bridge options, including removable and fixed bridges, so you can achieve the smile you want!
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What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge, also known as a fixed partial denture, is a dental restoration that is used to replace one missing tooth, or multiple missing teeth in the same area. The dental bridge is coloured and shaped just like natural teeth, and essentially ‘bridges’ or fills the gap left behind by lost teeth. Fixed bridges are bonded into place using abutment natural teeth as anchors for the restoration that will fill in the missing space and can only be removed by a dental professional. Removable bridges, as the name implies, are attached to the teeth with metal clasps or by precision attachments and can be taken out and cleaned. Fixed bridges offer more stability than their removable counterparts. Bridges are coloured and shaped just like natural teeth, so they blend in seamlessly with your smile.
Bridges can be constructed from gold alloys, non-precious alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Porcelain is often bonded to either precious or non-precious metal. A bridge ensures the proper alignment of your remaining natural teeth and prevents the remaining natural teeth from moving out of place so you can still properly speak and chew.
Reasons for a Bridge
Nuera Dental Center is here to help you achieve the smile of your dreams!
If you are missing one or more teeth, a dental bridge might be right for you. Your teeth work together for many daily functions from eating to speaking, to adding to the overall aesthetics of your smile. Missing teeth can and should be replaced. If you would like to learn more about dental bridges and how they might be right for you, call Nuera Dental Center at (403) 228-3088 and we will be happy to assist you.