Dental Bridges in Whitby, ON
Losing a tooth can be devastating, but it doesn’t have to mean the end of smiling. DSV Dental – Brooklin Village provides personalized restorative dentistry to patients who have experienced tooth loss. Our trusted, family-friendly dentist in Whitby, ON is well-versed in various dental restorations, including bridges.
A bridge is a restoration made of pontic teeth supported by adjacent teeth. Dental bridges in Whitby, ON are manufactured from your dental impressions using different materials, including porcelain, ceramic, gold alloy, metal alloys, and acrylic.
To determine if dental bridges are appropriate for your dental health needs, contact DSV Dental – Brooklin Village today to schedule an evaluation with our dentist near you.
Types of Bridges
After carefully examining you visually and using dental x-rays, our dentist may recommend either of four dental bridges: conventional bridges, Maryland-bonded bridges, cantilever bridges, or implant-supported bridges.
Conventional bridges: These consist of one or several pontic teeth supported by two crowns, each attached to an adjacent tooth on either side of the gap created by the missing teeth.
Cantilever bridges: If you only have a single tooth adjacent to the gap, the dentist may opt for a cantilever bridge. A cantilever bridge is supported by only one tooth.
Maryland-bonded bridges: Maryland-bonded bridges are supported by two teeth. However, unlike conventional bridges that use crowns for support, Maryland-bonded bridges utilize porcelain or metal wings fused to the abutment teeth’s underside.
Implant-supported bridges. If you don’t have natural teeth to support your restorations, our dentist may recommend implant-retained dental bridges. These are attached to artificial tooth roots that are placed in your jawbone during implant surgery.
What to Expect
To prepare your adjacent teeth to receive dental bridges, our dentist reshapes the tooth enamel to make room for the dental crowns. The dentist then takes your impressions and forwards them to the dental lab. The dental laboratory team embarks on the process of creating your custom restorations.
Typically, it takes at least two and sometimes three appointments to receive your dental bridges. On your final visit, the dentist cements the dental bridges in place.
Dental bridges are permanent and can only be removed by a dentist.
We encourage patients to stay committed to their oral health after getting dental bridges. Scheduling regular dental exams with our dentist in Whitby, ON allows us to monitor your dental well-being and perform any repairs when necessary.