A dental bridge is used to “bridge” the gap between missing teeth.
A dental bridge serves a variety of purposes, including improving the appearance of your smile, restoring the ability to chew and speak, maintaining the shape of your face, and preventing teeth from moving out of position.
A bridge is composed of three parts: a false tooth and two crowns. A false tooth (these are called pontics and can be made of gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these) replaces the missing tooth. Two crowns are placed on either sides of the false tooth, which serve as anchors (these are called abutment teeth). A tooth bridge can last many years with proper oral care, however dental implants are now a superior option to tooth replacement over bridges.
Your Dental Bridge Appointment
At Willow Dental, dental bridge repair is completed in two visits. The first visit involves removing some of the enamel on the abutment teeth to facilitate the crowns. Digital impressions are taken, and these will be sent to a lab so that a bridge, pontics and crowns can be made. In the event that porcelain is used, the correct shade will be chosen for the crown/bridge so that it matches beautifully with the natural colour of your teeth.
You will also receive a temporary dental bridge to protect your teeth and gums while your bridge is being created. The second appointment involves removing the temporary dental bridge and cementing the actual bridge into place.
Join Our Family
Willow Dental has been offering dental care for over 50 years. In fact, some of our patients have been with us since the beginning.
We have solidified a strong reputation for providing the dental care our patients need in a welcoming environment. At Willow Dental, we understand the value in having dedicated professionals at our practice. From our dentists to our hygienists, our entire staff is committed to providing you with the dental care you need.
At Willow Dental, you can count on efficient services. Our office is beautiful and designed with your comfort in mind. You will feel at home at Willow Dental.
Our Dental Services:
In addition to dental bridge repair, we offer a number of other dentistry services in Mississauga, including:
- Dental implants
- Invisalign and braces
- Cosmetic dentistry
- General/family/kids’ dentistry
- TMJ treatments
- Sedation dentistry
- Periodontal therapy
- Sleep apnea appliances
- Emergency dentistry
At Willow Dental, we understand that patients are looking for quality dental services at an affordable price. With dental benefits on the decline, patients are left to pay their dental bill almost entirely out of pocket. We believe everyone is entitled to outstanding dental care, which is why we offer affordable interest free payment plans for dental services and dental savings packages.
Choose Willow Dental if you are looking for quality dental services, attentive care and a positive dental experience in Mississauga. Schedule an appointment or consultation today!