Dental Bridges at our Dental Clinic in Thunder Bay
Oasis Family Dental provides dental bridges as a viable solution to replace missing teeth. A dental bridge is sometimes referred to as a partial denture plate. The bridge is designed to fill in the missing spaces with artificial teeth and is attached to adjacent teeth, which are call the abutment teeth. Bridges can be designed to be either removable or permanently secured to abutment teeth.
Replacing missing teeth is highly recommended because the teeth are essential for talking and eating. In addition, missing teeth can cause facial features to sag and actually make a person look much older. Further, people with missing teeth have a higher risk for gum disease and periodontal disease.
The dental bridges available at our Thunder Bay dentist clinic are made from various materials, based upon each patient’s preferences, and include: porcelain, gold, and other metals. Your dentist will help you determine the most appropriate materials to use for your dental bridge.
Caring for your dental bridge is often similar to your normal dental habits of brushing and flossing. However, actual care could vary, based upon whether the bridge is permanently attached or removable.
For more information about dental bridges, call our dental clinic at (807) 623-2662 to schedule an initial consultation with one of our Thunder Bay dentists today.