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Your South Edmonton Choice for Fixed Dental Bridges!

Dental Bridges | Strathcona Dental Clinic | General & Family Dentist | South Edmonton

Strathcona Dental Clinic offers Dental Bridges when 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, there are several options that you and your dentist can discuss to determine the ideal option for you. One such tooth replacement option is Fixed Dental Bridgework.

Dental Bridges | Strathcona Dental Clinic | General & Family Dentist | South Edmonton

What is a Dental Bridge?

Dental Bridges | Strathcona Dental Clinic | General & Family Dentist | South Edmonton

A fixed dental bridge is a durable, permanent solution to replace a missing tooth or even several missing teeth in the same area. As the name suggests, a bridge is made of replacement teeth to fill the gap of missing teeth, and the device is permanently cemented to existing adjacent natural teeth, dental crowns, or implants. Several types of bridges are available, depending on how they are fabricated and how they anchor to adjacent teeth. Your dentist at Strathcona Dental Clinic will consult with you to determine your best match.

Dental Bridges | Strathcona Dental Clinic | General & Family Dentist | South Edmonton
Dental Bridges | Strathcona Dental Clinic | General & Family Dentist | South Edmonton

Benefits of a Dental Bridge

Dental Bridges | Strathcona Dental Clinic | General & Family Dentist | South Edmonton

A missing tooth can cause other teeth to shift or over-erupt, causing changes in your bite and putting more bite forces on the remaining teeth. This may lead to jaw pain, increased tooth wear, headaches, and an increased risk of gum disease. Replacing missing teeth with a fixed bridge can help

  • Restore the function of your teeth so you can chew properly
  • Restore the aesthetics of your mouth and smile
  • Improve facial contours
  • Prevent surrounding teeth from drifting out of position
  • Reduce the wear on other teeth from uneven bite forces

What is the Process of Getting a Dental Bridge?

Dental Bridges | Strathcona Dental Clinic | General & Family Dentist | South Edmonton

The first step is filing and smoothing the anchor teeth by about a millimeter or so. These abutment teeth are reduced in size and appropriately shaped to accommodate the material to be used for the dental bridge. Once the teeth are properly prepared, an impression is taken and sent to the dental lab for processing. The new dental bridge usually takes about 1-2 weeks to fabricate. To ensure your teeth are protected and aesthetics are maintained, temporary caps are made in the office for the prepared Once returned, the temporary caps are removed, and the bridge is tried in, adjusted if needed, and permanently cemented to the anchoring teeth.

Dental Bridges | Strathcona Dental Clinic | General & Family Dentist | South Edmonton

The oral health team at Strathcona Dental Clinic would love to help you achieve the smile of your dreams! If you would like to learn more about Dental Bridges and how they might be right for you, call Strathcona Dental Clinic at (780) 433-1154, and we will be happy to assist you.

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