Dental Bridges with Pickering Dentist

If you are having difficulty speaking or chewing due to missing one or more teeth, a dental bridge may be an ideal solution that our dentists in Pickering can offer and recommend to you, in an effort to help restore the chewing surface of your mouth.


A dental bridge is a type of oral fixture that is designed to "bridge" the gap between teeth using an artificial tooth called a "pontic" to fill in the gap, and a set of dental crowns placed on either side of the gap called the "abutment teeth." A dental bridge can be used to substitute or replace either an individual tooth or multiple teeth in a row.


The dental bridge can be created with either dental amalgam or amalgam-free options, with the decision between these variations often depending on patient preference. As such it is important to first consult with your Pickering dentist to determine an option that is the most suitable for you and your oral needs. Cosmetically, amalgam-free options such as tooth coloured porcelain, ceramics, or composite resin are preferred amongst patients due to being more aesthetically pleasing and having a more natural look than metal based materials.


There are two key methods that are used in supporting a dental bridge. The first method involves using your natural teeth as an organic way to support the dental fixture. Using this method will require your Pickering dentist to reduce portions of the teeth on either side of the gap to accomodate for the dental crowns that will be placed. The second method involves the use of a dental implant to support the bridge. This method however requires more serious consideration due to the surgery and time frame involved with the overall procedure. But regardless of the method used, there are several options that our dentists in Pickering can provide you.


If you’re interested in receiving more information about dental bridges, or would like to schedule an appointment, contact your dentists in Pickering at Safavi Dental or request an appointment online. Our team will be more than happy to answer your questions at our Pickering dental office by Pickering Town Centre.



Last Updated On 2020-09-23