If you have major gaps in your smile, you shouldn’t delay in replacing those missing teeth. Our Calgary dental centres can fit you with a durable, natural-looking bridge to seamlessly fill in the space. Neglected gaps in your mouth can have an impact on your speech and affect your oral health in a negative way.
How It Works
Bridges are attached to the natural teeth on either side of the gap using either gold, metal, alloy, or porcelain. Our dentists begin by recontouring the existing teeth to help in creating the abutments needed for a long-lasting result. We take a mold of the area in order to create a pontic (the new tooth) that will blend in with the surrounding teeth. You will be provided with a temporary bridge while the new tooth is created so you don’t feel self-conscious during this waiting period. This temporary bridge also serves to protect the abutments and exposed gum. When everything is ready, we use an adhesive to secure and set the final bridge. Once affixed, your new crown is expected to last anywhere between 5 and 15 years with regular upkeep and proper dental hygiene.