If you have one or more missing teeth, a dental bridge may be the right solution. Moving teeth can change your bite and might also lead to other teeth loss. A dental bridge can be useful to keep your remaining teeth in position and prevent them from drifting.Our dentist at Bronstein Family Dental can evaluate your dental issue and might recommend a dental bridge. If required, this can improve your teeth’s aesthetic appearance as well as provide functionality. We offer dental bridges in Winnipeg. If you are interested in receiving one near you, schedule an appointment with us today to discuss the options available to you. To learn more about our dentistry services in Winnipeg, visit us today.
What are Dental Bridges
Dental bridges are a type of restorative dentistry that improves the overall appearance and functionality of your teeth. Preventing a sunken-in appearance, that attributed to missing teeth in the mouth, dental bridges can help maintain an overall balanced oral health. In addition, it also prevents your other teeth from shifting due to the availability of space in the mouth.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
We offer high-quality dental bridges in Winnipeg to help you regain the confident smile that has been missing from your face. Let us look at some benefits of dental bridges:
Restoring Your Smile
Patients who have missing or damaged teeth can benefit from dental bridges reducing the gap between the teeth. This helps in improving the appearance of your smile and letting you smile freely.
Maintains the Shape of Your Face
Gaps in the teeth cause problems to arise in your jawbone. The tooth’s roots continue to produce bone cells, so it becomes essential to keep the gums surrounding the area stimulated and infection-free.
Ease of Speaking & Chewing
With the help of dental bridges, you can chew and speak properly even after losing a tooth. Initially, a missing tooth poses challenges of chewing certain foods and speaking properly as pronunciation is affected. A dental bridge helps to solve this problem.
Keep Your Teeth in Place
A missing tooth causes your gums to loosen up and your other teeth to move. With the help of a dental bridge, you can fill in the gaps keeping your natural teeth in their place.
Sometimes, a tooth has to be removed if it is decayed due to gum disease. A dental bridge is recommended to fill or ‘bridge’ that gap in these cases. Generally, a candidate will:
Have one to three missing teeth
Should have good oral health
Have one or more permanent teeth
Shouldn’t have any gum disease
Should have a strong bone density to support the dental bridge
We recommend taking a consultation with us to know whether you should have a dental bridge or go with dentures.
Our staff will be delighted to answer any questions you may have about the procedure and can help you set up your next appointment.
Once our experienced dentist places a dental bridge into place, you will be able to smile confidently. To ensure you continue to feel great about your smile, follow a few simple aftercare tips:
Brush regularly and carefully floss to keep your mouth clean.
Be gentle while brushing along the gum line around the bridge during the first 24 hours of the surgery. You can go back to normal brushing after that.
It is possible to feel cold and hot sensitivity following a procedure temporarily, but this will subside. Brushing your teeth with a desensitizing toothpaste like Sensodyne can help you with sensitivity.
Rinse with warm salt water at least three times a day daily for 30 seconds to help with the pain and swelling.
Go for regular exams and teeth cleanings, especially if you are susceptible to gum disease or dental issues.
When a dental bridge is used, it generally involves the use of adjacent teeth surrounding the missing teeth. The surrounding teeth are used to anchor the bridge. If a bridge comes loose, we may choose to bond the bridge permanently to the supporting teeth to keep it secure. Even when bonded, the dental bridge blends well with your natural teeth and cannot be identified easily.
Fixing a dental bridge can provide the following benefits:
Improves your smile
Helps maintain the contour of your face
Restores a healthy bite for better chewing
Gaps in your mouth due to missing teeth can affect your speech, bite and overall appearance. Restorative dentistry involves using dental bridges and dentures according to the patient’s decision to reduce the gap in between the teeth. Dental bridges act as restorative bridges filling the gap between the existing teeth. Dental bridges are firm and fixed in place; consisting of an artificial tooth held together with two crowns fitted over the neighbouring teeth. Dentures, on the other hand, are removable and can be cleaned while sleeping. They are attached to the mouth using attachments and clasps held on to your natural teeth. With that said, dentures are a temporary removable choice.
If you want to get dental bridges done, give us a call, and our team at Bronstein Family Dental in Winnipeg will be happy to help you.