What is a Dental Bridge?
At Hunter Dental in Markham, our dentists fill gaps from missing teeth with a dental bridge that connects them. Consisting of one or more artificial teeth, a bridge is adhered to the natural teeth on either side of the gap to fill the space, replacing the missing teeth.
The Bridge Procedure
The bridge procedure typically requires two dental appointments, but with our on-site technology, you may be able to have your new bridge created and placed in the same appointment.
First, your dentist will typically clean and recontour your teeth. They will then take impressions and have those sent to our lab to begin creating your dental bridge. At Hunter Dental, we offer on-site custom shading and staining.
Once it's ready, your dentist will place your dental bridge by permanently bonding it to your existing natural teeth, implants, or crowns.
More About Dental Bridges
Dental bridges are customized for each patient so the fit is precise, with the goal of trying to achieve a natural appearance.
They can also help to restore the bite between your upper and lower teeth, as well as their natural contour.
When your dentist uses a dental bridge to fill a gap in your teeth, they are trying to prevent any shifting of your other teeth which could lead to further dental issues, such as gum disease.
A bridge may be able to restore your smile and maintain the health of your other teeth.