Bridges, Implants & Dentures at Our Edmonton Dental Clinic
Sometimes it becomes necessary to replace one or more teeth due to injury, decay or defect. Although your oral health team at Strathcona Dental Clinic in South Edmonton will do all we can to help preserve your natural teeth, if you require replacements we have a variety of solutions depending on your needs.
Dental bridges are a durable, permanent solution to replace a missing tooth or even several teeth. As the name suggests, a bridge of replacement teeth is made to fill any spaces from those you are missing and the device is secured to existing natural teeth, dental crowns or implants, on each end of the gap. There are many types of bridges available and your dentist from Strathcona Dental will consult with you to determine your best match.
The loss of natural teeth can make eating and chewing difficult or painful and can cause self-esteem issues that cause you to hide your smile. Dental implants are a permanent solution that look and feel like your natural teeth, correcting issues with your bite and letting you have your natural smile back.
Made from porcelain and titanium, an implant is composed of a crown that is made to look like the rest of your teeth and the body, which is anchored into your jawbone to hold the implant in place. While implants can replace a single tooth, they are also used in bridges and for anchoring dentures so they do not move freely.
Full or Partial Dentures
Serious oral health conditions may lead to replacing some or all of your natural teeth. If all of your teeth must be replaced, full dentures may be the best solution. Since this can be a big decision, we prefer to meet with you to discuss available options to ensure dentures are the right choice.
Partial dentures are designed to replace several missing teeth and are similar to a bridge only they are removable. The replacement teeth are attached to a metal frame and connect to your natural teeth.
Your Strathcona Dental Clinic team in Edmonton understands that having to replace teeth is a big decision. We invite you to contact us so we can do a thorough check up / exam and help you choose the option that will restore your urge to show off your smile.
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