Are you missing one or more of your teeth? Getting a bridge at Harmony Dental Care in Oshawa, ON might be the best solution for you! Bridges will fill the gap that’s left by missing teeth using pontics (false teeth), which allow your smile to return to its normal appearance and functionality. Unlike dentures, bridges are fixed in your mouth and will act the same as your natural teeth.
You might think that a bridge is something that’s just aesthetically pleasing, but that’s not the case. You need to fill the gap left over from missing teeth in order to prevent your other teeth from drifting and causing misalignment. If you receive a bridge at Harmony Dental Care, you will retain a proper bite. This will make it so you can speak and eat normally. It will also help decrease your chance of developing other oral health conditions such as gum disease and temporomandibular joint disorder.
There are different types of bridges, but they’re all similar in structure. They attach to your other natural teeth or implants on either one side or both sides of the gap you’re trying to fill. The implants are covered by crowns that are then attached to the pontics.
In order to put a crown over your natural teeth to get your bridge, the team at Harmony Dental Care will need to reduce your tooth in size first. Then an impression will be taken of your mouth. This will serve as a mold to create the bridge. It will be sent away to a dental lab, and they’ll use the materials that you’ve picked out in order to create the crown. If you’re using porcelain, they will match the shade of the crown to that of the rest of your teeth to make sure it looks completely natural.
When your bridge is ready, you’ll return to Harmony Dental Care to get it fit into place. Once any necessary adjustments are made, it will be cemented into place. With the right maintenance and care, your bridge can last for your entire life.