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Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Bridges

Here are the most frequently asked questions about dental bridges.

What kind of dental bridge do I need?

There are two main types of dental bridges, which all employ a pontic (artificial tooth) to replace a missing tooth:

A traditional dental bridge

A traditional dental bridge consists of a porcelain or gold crown on either side of a pontic, with the crowns being permanently cemented to anchoring teeth on either side of the gap.

The same arrangement can be used with more than one pontic, and the anchoring teeth can either be natural or a dental implant crown, but not a combination of both.

A cantilever dental bridge

A cantilever dental bridge is used when the supporting tooth (abutment) for the bridge is only on one side of the replacement tooth.

Each of these dental bridge solutions have advantages and disadvantages, as well as the cost of the dental bridge, and they are not equal choices in replacing a missing tooth.

A traditional dental bridge is typically the most appropriate treatment option, offering the most longevity.

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How do I care for my dental bridge?

At our Calgary dental clinic, we can place your dental bridge and also help you care for it.

The success of a dental bridge depends on the health of the adjacent teeth and gums, so it’s important that your remaining teeth are kept healthy and strong.

This can be achieved with regular and proper brushing and flossing, regular hygiene visits, use of a splint or night guard (if required), and maintaining proper nutrition and a balanced diet.

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Beautiful smile

We restore your smile using practical dental bridges

You don’t need to live with dental gaps any more. You can benefit from a beautiful smile and eliminate dental issues from teeth that migrate. Come for a dental exam and we will let you know if a dental bridge is the best option for you.