Tooth loss can occur for many reasons including disease, injury and accidents. Where dental implants may be impractical, bridges can replace a missing section of teeth. Missing teeth not only make chewing difficult, but they can affect the overall health of your mouth. Other teeth may begin to twist, shift and drop out of place. This places stress on the other teeth, jawbone and facial muscles.
Bridges fill in missing gaps and preserve the structure and alignment of your other teeth, your bite and the ability to chew without pain.
In a general sense, a bridge consists of three or more crowns fused together. The teeth on either side of the space to be filled will receive crowns which are fused to the replacement teeth which will fill the gap.
The crowned teeth are prepared by removing some of the natural enamel so that the crown will fit over it. Once the bridge is constructed, the crowns are fitted over the natural teeth and cemented in place. The result is a natural-looking row of teeth that look and feel like the rest of your teeth.
Visit our Windsor or Kingsville office to discuss whether porcelain bridges might be right for you.