Dental Bridges – Kerrisdale Dental Care
Key Benefits – Porcelain Bridges in Vancouver
A bridge is an excellent option to:
- Fill space of missing teeth
- Help maintain facial shape
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position and over erupting
- Restore chewing and speaking ability
- Restore your smile and maintaining your bite
- Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance
When a tooth is missing, the surrounding teeth will move into the space, creating misaligned teeth, causing changes in the bite, and allowing the over eruption of teeth. The teeth and bone also help support the cheeks and when they’re missing, they cheeks may sink in, making one appear older. Replacing those missing teeth will help keep your facing looking younger and healthy!
A bridge is a quick and esthetic way to replace one or more missing teeth. Unlike implants, a bridge is a non-surgical option to restore your smile. It is fixed to the surrounding teeth, “bridging” the gap between them. This is an excellent option for replacing a partial denture! Bridges are left in while eating and sleeping and their maintenance consists of brushing and flossing, just like your natural teeth.
How long does the treatment take?
Getting a bridge usually only requires two appointments. The procedure is similar to that of a crown with the difference being that the teeth on either side of the gap are shaped. In order to support the bridge.
Does insurance cover this treatment?
Insurance may cover part or all of this procedure depending on your plan. Come into our office for a complimentary consultation and to learn more about insurance coverage / pricing.
Is there downtime or post care associated with the treatment?
Since your bridge is customized to fit your specific mouth and bite, you will accommodate to it almost immediately. If you haven’t had a tooth there for awhile it may take some time for your mouth to adjust but most people feel great about being able to chew comfortably again!
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