At Inglewood Family Dental, we are pleased to offer South East Calgary residents Dental Bridges as an option to replace missing teeth.
Dental Bridges are a functional, long-lasting dental restoration that is used to replace one or more missing teeth in the same area. There are many types of dental bridges available, and the best option for you depends on your specific situation. Before beginning the Dental Bridge Procedure, Dr. Arash Ravanbakhsh will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth to determine the type of dental bridge that is best for your situation.
A Dental Bridge is attached to the teeth on either side of the missing tooth (or teeth) which are called abutments. These abutment teeth are precisely shaped to accommodate your new dental bridge. Your new Dental Bridge will look very similar to the size and shape of the original teeth. The portion of the Dental bridge that replaces the missing tooth is called a pontic. The pontic is fused in-between the abutments to replace the missing tooth or teeth in that area. At Inglewood Family Dental, we primarily use full porcelain dental bridges, but there are cases where a dental bridge can be made from gold, metal alloys, or a combination of these materials.
The best candidate for a dental bridge is someone with good overall dental hygiene. Healthy gums are also important for a dental bridge to be successful. Also, a dental bridge requires special attention at home, which includes flossing under the bridge. During your regular dental checkups, we will monitor how your dental bridge is functioning.
At Inglewood Family Dental, we know that your smile is important to you. Replacing missing teeth with a Dental Bridges is one of the many dental health services that Dr. Arash Ravanbakhsh offers.