Dental Bridges in Westboro Ottawa

Regain Your Smile’s Functionality And Beauty With Dental Bridges With Dr. Sekhon Family Dentistry, Your Trusted Family Dentistry Practice In Carlington, Westboro And Surrounding Areas Of Ottawa

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What are Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges are custom prosthetics used to fill the space left by one or more lost teeth. They are made out of prosthetic teeth that are secured in place by nearby dental implants or real teeth. Bridges improve your ability to talk and chew in addition to restoring the attractiveness of your smile.

male patient receiving emergency dental care from sekhon family dentistry on carling avenue
male patient receiving emergency dental care from sekhon family dentistry on carling avenue

The Dental Bridge Placement Process

Consultation: Make an appointment for a consultation to talk through your objectives and decide whether dental bridges are the best choice for you.

Custom Design: We build a personalized treatment plan and a dental bridge to exactly match your smile.

Preparation: The neighbouring teeth are prepped to firmly support the dental bridge.

Impressions and Fabrication: To make your unique dental bridge, we will meticulously record impressions of your teeth.

Placement: To restore the functionality and aesthetics of your smile, the dental bridge is skillfully positioned and secured to the neighbouring teeth or implants.

Pros and Cons of Dental Bridges

Pros

Enhanced Aesthetics: By bridging the spaces left by lost teeth, dental bridges give your mouth a more attractive overall appearance.

Improved Functionality: Bridges allow you to eat a variety of foods and converse freely by restoring your ability to chew and talk appropriately.

Prevent Teeth Shifting: Dental bridges fill up the gaps, keeping the teeth properly aligned by preventing the neighbouring teeth from moving into the holes.

Woman calling Sekhon Dental from her family room for emergency dental appointment
Woman calling Sekhon Dental from her family room for emergency dental appointment

Cons

Adjacent Tooth Alteration: It is necessary to make changes to the teeth next to the gap to make room for the bridge, which requires the permanent loss of enamel from the teeth.

Potential Sensitivity: Following the modification, some people could have brief sensitivity in the prepared teeth. It usually goes away with time.

Maintenance Challenges: To keep your mouth as clean as possible, cleaning beneath the bridge involves extra work, such as the use of interdental brushes or special floss threaders.

Traditional Dental Bridges

The most common type of dental bridge is a traditional one, which consists of one or more prosthetic teeth (pontics) held in place by dental crowns (abutments) on the neighbouring healthy teeth. It is necessary to remove some of the enamel from these nearby teeth, often referred to as anchor teeth, to prepare them for holding the crowns firmly. The space created by the lost tooth is subsequently filled in by the pontic, which is attached to the crowns.

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Cantilever Bridges

Cantilever bridges are comparable to standard bridges but only have one side that is supported by an abutment tooth, making them appropriate for situations when there is just one tooth right next to the gap. Stability and functioning are provided by the pontic, which is attached to the only neighbouring tooth.

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Implant-Supported Bridges

For several lost teeth, implant-supported bridges provide a very solid and long-lasting alternative. Surgically inserted dental implants act as strong anchors for the bridge. By attaching the pontics to the implants, it is not necessary to modify the nearby natural teeth. Bridges supported by implants offer superior aesthetics and functioning while preserving jawbone density.

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Maryland (Resin-Bonded) Bridges

A conservative choice frequently used to replace front teeth is a Maryland bridge, sometimes referred to as a resin-bonded bridge. They are made of a pontic kept in position by a metal or porcelain framework that is resin-bonded to the teeth behind the surrounding teeth. This kind of bridge is a common option for replacing missing front teeth since it requires little adjustment and protects the structure of the neighbouring teeth.

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Hybrid Bridges (Implant-Supported Hybrid Dentures)

Hybrid bridges, also known as implant-supported hybrid dentures, combine the dependability of dental implants with the comfort of a bridge. The hybrid denture is firmly attached to many dental implants that are inserted into the jawbone. This option is best for people who are missing a lot of teeth since it offers a solid and sturdy solution that improves chewing effectiveness and general comfort.

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Dental Bridges FAQs

How can I tell if I'll benefit from a dental bridge?
If you have one or more missing teeth, are in good general health, have healthy teeth next to them, or are qualified for dental implants to support the bridge, you could be a good candidate for a dental bridge.
Is obtaining a dental bridge an unpleasant process?
No, acquiring a dental bridge is not an unpleasant procedure. To enhance your comfort, a local anesthetic is administered during the process. After the placement, you could feel some slight discomfort or sensitivity, but you can treat this with over-the-counter painkillers.
What is the lifespan of dental bridges?
Dental bridges can endure ten to fifteen years or longer with the right upkeep and care. A healthy lifestyle, consistent dental checkups, and proper oral cleanliness can all help your dental bridge last longer.
Are dental bridges hard to maintain?
To keep your mouth healthy while wearing dental bridges, you must clean them thoroughly and frequently. You can properly clean beneath the bridge and around the abutment teeth by using floss threaders, interdental brushes, and antiseptic mouthwash.
Is replacing a tooth with a dental bridge an economical option?
Dental bridges are a more affordable alternative to dental implants for restoring lost teeth. During your appointment, our staff at Dr. Sekhon Family Dentistry will go through the price and payment alternatives.

Client Testimonials

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“Dr. Sekhon is a wonderful dentist. My father had broken his lower denture which he had for many years. He had not been to see in a dentist in many years. Dr. Sekhon made my father a new denture. She was very pleasant and my father was thrilled with the results. I highly recommend her.”
Highly Recommended
“I am an extremely nervous person when it comes to dental. Dr. Sekhon was excellent in making me feel very relaxed and comfortable. She explained everything to me what she was doing. She was excellent and very gentle in working on me..and that is not easy as I am very hesitant on letting Dr.s I don’t know work on me but Dr. Sekhon made me feel like I have known her for years. I would recommend Dr. Sekhon to anyone looking for a dentist and to all my friends. She also made sure that I was ok before I left the office that I thought was a “GREAT THING’”
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“Dr. Sekhon has a very calm demeanor and is very knowledgeable. She is a very good diagnostician and works very much like Dr. Lipnowski. Dr. Sekhon doesn’t recommend unnecessary treatment. I am grateful to have had her treat me and my family.”
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Dr. Amardeep Sekhon and the team is available to provide care for you and your family. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any of your questions if you need dental assistance in the Carlington or Westboro areas of Ottawa.

Serving the Ottawa Area
– Westboro & Carlington

Address

1335 Carling Avenue,
Suite 310
Ottawa, ON