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Everything You Need to Know About a Dental Bridge

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Your tooth is failing, but you've avoided extracting it. However, it's begun to cause you pain and from the looks of it, it may even come out on its own. You've heard about a dental bridge, but you are unsure if this is the right option for your needs. Here's what you should know about dental bridges in Calgary, AB.

What is a Dental Bridge?

A bridge is a fixed appliance that uses crowns with one or more prosthetic teeth attached to replace missing teeth. It is ideal for people who are missing one or more adjacent teeth. The anchor crowns are attached to healthy teeth, and support the prosthetic teeth that "bridge the gap." To ensure the longevity of your bridge, it is important to brush and floss your anchor crowns, which keeps them clean and healthy. With the right home care and regular checkups and cleanings with your dentist, your bridge can potentially last for 10 to 15 years.

Naturally Completing Your Smile

A bridge is customized by your dentist to match your existing teeth and blend seamlessly with your smile. While it also restores function, it can be considered a good cosmetic option as well. Dental implants have the capability of supporting a dental bridge as they can act as anchors. They also provide the added benefit of keeping your jawbone healthy, which extends the longevity of your bridge. 

Am I a Candidate for a Dental Bridge?

When your tooth is compromised, it can be a stressful time. Since there are many great options for restoring your smile, the first place to start is a consultation with Dr. Crawford or Dr. Reddy so they can help you determine if a dental bridge is the best option for your needs. If not, they will discuss other dental procedures that can help you achieve your goals. Give Calgary Dental House a call today to schedule a consultation.