Missing teeth affect the appearance and function of your smile, decreasing your quality of life.
A dental bridge can fill the gap in your smile, improving your abilities to eat and speak.
See how Enlighten Dental in Vancouver, BC, can seamlessly replace your teeth with natural-looking restorations.
What Are Dental Bridges?
Traditional bridges use two crowned abutment teeth on both ends of the bridge to support one or more pontics.
Our dentists can place dental implants, posts that act as artificial tooth roots. Your implants can then support a dental bridge.
Bridge the Gap in Your Smile Contact Our Vancouver Office Today
Any stage of tooth loss can cause feelings of embarrassment and impair dental function. Our team of general dentists has a variety of solutions all in one convenient location, including dental bridges. We can create a custom dental bridge and comfortably secure it in place. We can even place dental implants, if necessary.
If you think you could benefit from a dental bridge, we want to hear from you. Request a consultation with one of our dentists or call our Vancouver office:
"When cared for properly, porcelain dental bridges can last well over a decade and dental implants can last for the rest of your life."
Receiving Your Dental Bridge A Step-by-Step Look at the Procedure
We can create a custom dental bridge and comfortably secure it in place, all from one convenient location.
Caring for Your Dental Bridge
Following an Oral Care Routine
Though your new restoration is made of dental porcelain, it still has to be cared for just like your natural teeth. Brush your teeth with a soft-bristle toothbrush twice a day, floss once a day, and use a mouthwash to maintain the health and appearance of your crowns, pontic, and natural teeth.
Cleaning Under Your Bridge
Food debris can get trapped under your bridge, leading to inflammation. You can clean under your traditional bridge with a floss threader or interdental brush.
Attending Regular Checkups
Attending twice-yearly checkups with your dentist can maintain your overall oral health, but our dentists will also monitor the condition of your bridge and inform you if it's time to replace it.
Other Solutions for Tooth Loss
A dental crown can be supported by an implant to completely replace a single tooth. Our dentists can place both your implant and crown on-site at our Vancouver office.
A partial denture can restore areas of tooth loss and a full denture can replace an entire dental arch. We offer both traditional and implant-supported dentures.
We Offer Biocompatibility Testing
As holistic dentists, we never use materials in our dentistry that could harm the body. Our dentists have carefully selected materials proven through years of testing and we only use what is universally compatible. However, we can still minimize your chances of experiencing sensitivity or allergic reactions with an initial biocompatibility test. If you have concerns about the materials that are going into your dentistry, do not hesitate to ask our dentists about biocompatibility testing.
"Our dentists do not just treat teeth: we treat the whole body. We practice biocompatible, mercury-free dentistry and provide comprehensive care with biologically-compatible materials."