Dental Bridges Near You

A dental bridge is a non-removable restoration designed to replace missing teeth. Your dentist will determine the best type of dental bridge for your individual needs. The most common type of bridge consists of two crowns (placed over existing teeth to provide an anchor) with a ceramic artificial tooth in the centre (filling the space of the missing tooth). Dental bridges are durable and intended to last many years if well maintained with good oral habits and regular dental appointments.

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Dental bridges are recommended for several reasons, including:

  • To fill the space of a missing tooth or two teeth.
  • To maintain facial shape as cheeks may appear sunken when a tooth is missing.
  • To prevent the neighbouring teeth from drifting into the space left by the missing tooth.
  • To replace a removable partial denture.
  • To restore your smile if a front tooth is missing.

A dental bridge procedure requires two or more visits. Once the teeth are numb the dentist will carefully prepare the anchoring teeth. A digital scan or mold (impressions) are taken, which will be used by a dental laboratory to fabricate the bridge. A temporary bridge is placed which allows you to chew and function gently in the area.

At the second appointment, which occurs approximately 10 days later, the temporary bridge is gently removed, the tooth is cleaned, and the new dental bridge is placed. The dentist will carefully inspect the area to ensure the spacing and the fit are accurate. Instructions will be given on how to take care of your new custom-made dental bridge.

To learn more about dental bridges, contact us at Essential Dentistry in Okotoks AB.


Dental bridges come in a few types. Traditional bridges use crowns on either side of the gap, with a false tooth in the middle. Cantilever bridges attach to one tooth next to the gap. Maryland bridges use metal or porcelain wings on the back of teeth.

Dental bridges can last 5 to 15 years or more with good care. How long they last depends on where they are in your mouth and how well you take care of them.

Yes, dental bridges need special care. Brush and floss them gently every day to keep them clean. Avoid chewing on hard stuff like ice or pens, which can damage your bridge.

If you’re missing one or more teeth and your surrounding teeth are healthy, you might be a good candidate for a dental bridge. Your dentist will check to make sure a bridge is the best option for your smile.

Dental bridges are awesome because they fill in gaps from missing teeth, making your smile complete. They also help you chew better and keep your other teeth from moving around. Plus, they can boost your confidence by giving you a full smile again.

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