Missing teeth can be unsightly and embarrassing. Their absence can effect not only your self-esteem but your overall health. It can prevent you from chewing properly which can lead to diet issues, create speech problems or cause the remaining teeth to shift or crowd. The imbalance caused by missing teeth can also lead to gum disease and issues with your jaw.
If missing teeth is a problem you are inflicted with, consider a visit to Golf Links Dental in Ancaster. They can solve this problem for you by fitting you with a bridge.
Bridges are a fixed but removable denture made to replace one or more missing teeth. They are cemented to the natural teeth or implants and then span the empty space where the teeth are missing.
The process is started by creating abutments out of your existing teeth (reconstructing them so they can serve as anchors for the bridge). A mould is then taken and sent to the lab. The lab uses this mould to create a bridge that will fit properly in your mouth and be as close a match as possible to your real teeth.
Golf Links Dental will fit you with a temporary bridge while you wait for the permanent one to be completed. The replacement not only offers an aesthetic solution but it will protect the abutment and exposed gum area. When the permanent bridge is ready, you have a follow-up visit and the bridge will be set.
You have a choice of material for your bridge. The dentist can help you decide which to use. Based on the location of the missing teeth, their function and the cost, you can choose porcelain, alloy, gold or metal.
Bridges are strong, durable and an ideal option for someone who has missing teeth. Make an appointment with Golf Links Dental and find out how they can help you. Call or visit their website 905-648-9598/golflinksdental.com.