a dental bridge with crowns being worked on by a dentist at our red deer clinic

Is a Dental Bridge the Right Option for You? Your Red Deer Dentists Are Here to Help!

Dental bridges can be an affordable solution to improve the overall structure and aesthetics of your mouth and face. If you have a missing tooth, book an appointment with our dentists in Red Deer to see which cosmetic procedure is right for you.

Noticeably missing or extracted teeth can have a major impact on the way a person lives. Fortunately, cosmetic procedures have come a long way in recent years and a dental bridge can provide you with a practical solution for replacing a missing tooth or teeth. A traditional bridge is often comprised of two crowns placed on either side of the empty space. An artificial tooth is then permanently fused in place, restoring functionality and leaving you with a smile you can be confident about. 

Depending on the position and condition of your gap, your dentist will recommend the most suitable dental bridge for your case. The four main types of bridges are:
  • Traditional
  • Implant-supported
  • Resin-bonded
  • Cantilever

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Bridge

A dental bridge offers patients with missing teeth several benefits. Along with maintaining your facial structure and improving your overall aesthetic, bridges are also a less-invasive and a more cost effective option than procedures such as dental implants. If a gap in your smile is negatively affecting your life, consider the following advantages of a dental bridge:

  • Improves Aesthetics: A smile is one of the most noticeable features of your face. Bridges have the ability to vastly improve self-esteem in people who are insecure about their appearance caused by missing teeth. 
  • Restores Function: A seemingly simple task such as eating food can be rather challenging for patients with missing teeth. A dental bridge can help you chew your food normally and therefore, make eating less of a daunting task. Filling in the gaps of your teeth can also improve the way you speak and may allow your tongue to rest more comfortably in the mouth. 
  • Prevents Future Problems: A gap in your smile may not always affect your confidence but leaving spaces between your teeth may pose an even bigger problem in the future. Gaps that are not addressed will allow your natural teeth to slowly shift and spread out over time. This can lead to issues with your bite and an irreversible change in the shape of your face.

Contact Your Red Deer Family Dentist to Help You Bridge the Gap

Remember, a dental bridge is only one of several cosmetic options you have to help repair your smile. One of our Red Deer dentists can help you determine which one of our services is right for you. 

Learn more about what to expect when you visit one of our dentists for your dental bridge consultation.

Give us a call at 403-342-1118 or use our online contact form to book your dental consultation. If you have questions about any of our services, one of our representatives will also be happy to assist you.