osing natural, adult teeth can be problematic. The gaps left behind can affect many aspects of your life, including how you look, how you eat, and how you speak. It can also impact your self-confidence. Services such as the placement of dental bridges is a practical solution for many patients who have lost one or several teeth in a row. Patients who live in Oakville, ON can visit Drs. Stephen Gaines and Arti Patel
of Sherwood Dental to find out if they are a proper candidate for tooth bridge treatments
What is a dental bridge?
The best way for Drs. Stephen Gaines and Arti Patel to describe the dental bridge is a prosthetic that is designed with multiple teeth in mind. The teeth being replaced are replaced using a false tooth called a pontic, which is fused to dental crowns on each side. The surrounding teeth are used as anchors for the dental crowns to be held firmly in place and keep the false teeth where they are needed to “bridge the gap.” Dental bridges are often made of porcelain, a material known for mimicking the natural look of tooth enamel.
What are the benefits of dental bridges?
There are many advantages that dental bridges have when it comes to maintaining a healthy and fully functional smile. Dental bridges:
- Restore the appearance of your smile, boosting confidence and self-esteem.
- Improve the ability to eat, eliminating problems such as food stuck between teeth.
- Improve speech, allowing you to speak clearly and resolve speech issues caused by missing teeth.
- Promote stability, as dental bridges are permanent and keep surrounding teeth in alignment.
Ready to learn more about dental bridges?
Contact Sherwood Dental in Oakville, ON today to schedule an appointment with our team and discuss the advantages of dental bridges for tooth replacement. Drs. Stephen Gaines and Arti Patel can help you find out if you are a good fit for bridges or other options available, including dentures and dental implants. The office is located at 2892 South Sheridan Way and can be reached by calling (844) 951-8855 for an appointment.