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Dental Bridges in Red Deer
Damaged or missing teeth can be replaced with dental bridges. In this case, an artificial tooth is held in place by using the teeth nearby as anchors. Dental bridges can help recreate a natural-looking smile that looks and functions just like your natural teeth.
How Dental Bridges Work
When a tooth is already missing or needs to be removed, a false tooth is made to take its place and then held in place by abutment teeth. The artificial tooth can be made of a variety of materials but is usually constructed from porcelain. Porcelain tends to blend in best with the surrounding teeth. Bridges are a great option for tooth replacement because they are cost-effective and durable. In many cases, bridges are partially or fully covered by insurance.
Types of Dental Bridges
Different bridge types may be considered based on each patient’s individual needs.
Traditional Bridges: These are the most common. Your natural teeth on either side of the gap will be fitted with dental crowns to support the bridge tooth.
Maryland Bridges: These are similar to traditional bridges, except a metal or porcelain frame is affixed to the back of your natural teeth to support the bridge.
Cantilever Bridges: These are used when only one abutment tooth is available to support the bridge. A dental crown is affixed to the natural tooth, and the bridge is supported on that side.
Implant-Supported Bridges: An implant is placed first, and then the implant is used as the support tooth or teeth.