Hummingbird Dental in Richmond Hill is the best full service clinic in the area for all your dental treatment needs. Our team of professionals dentists have a lot of experience in handling a variety of dental treatment procedures including dental bridges, which we use to preplace missing teeth in the most natural way. Bridges are made up of two crowns molded from the teeth left on either side of the gap with a false tooth in between.
Structure of the tooth bridge
The dentist designs the dental bridge to replace missing teeth by anchoring the missing tooth to the remaining tooth structures on either side of the gap. This is what makes dental bridges look very natural. The anchoring teeth or abutment teeth are usually molded over the remaining structure of the teeth on both sides of the gap after filing and shaping down to size. This is the best way to ensure that the false tooth in between blends in well with the rest of the teeth in the same row. We use a variety of materials to form the false tooth including porcelain, gold, alloys or even a combination. In case there are no teeth to support the bridge, we can also install dental implants to anchor the dental bridge.
Why get Hummingbird Dental bridges?
We not only pride ourselves on providing the best dental services in Richmond Hill but also restoring smiles and confidence in the people we treat. The dental bridges we create can restore your smile and the ability to speak and chew properly. Missing teeth also collapses the cheeks; changing your facial structure and making you look older. Our dental bridges help to maintain the shape of your face and maintain that youthful look and smile. When some teeth are missing, the remaining teeth will often drift out of position as time goes by and getting bridges is the best way to prevent this.
We assess each client’s case independently and offer one of the following solutions depending on your treatment needs:
- We may offer a traditional bridge made of two crowns for the teeth on both sides of the gap and a pontic in between to replace the missing tooth.
- In case there is only one adjacent tooth to the missing tooth, we can use cantilever bridges. Since there is no abutment tooth on the other end of the gap, the abutment crowns are placed next to each other, with the pontic placed on the end.
- We often use Maryland bonded bridges to restore missing front teeth; two wings attached to either side of the pontic bond to the adjacent teeth to hold the false tooth in place.
Maintaining a tooth bridge
A tooth bridge can last for as much as 15 years or more with the right kind of care. Practicing good oral hygiene is necessary; you should also plan to go for regular dental checkups. You may have to eat soft foods during the recovery period until you adjust to the dental bridge. You should brush at least twice a day, floss and use antiseptic mouthwash to keep the remaining teeth healthy and strong enough to hold the bridge in place.
Call our restorative dentistry practice to set up a consultation and learn more about the process.