Missing teeth compromise the ability to chew, eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
If you are missing one or more of your teeth, we can help. We offer Dental Bridge, also known as partial dentures, to our patients in Toronto and surrounding communities. Durable, natural-looking dental bridges can restore function and an attractive appearance to your smile. Dr. Sol Weiss has the training and experience needed to help you rebuild your smile. Reach out to our office today to schedule a consultation.
A dental bridge literally bridges the gap left by a missing tooth. A bridge can be made up of two Dental Crowns with one or more false teeth in between. The false tooth, also known as a pontic, is anchored by the crowns, which cover two adjacent teeth. Dental implants are another option for anchoring a dental bridge. Dental implants are small titanium posts surgically implanted in the jaw bone. When it comes to supporting a bridge, dental implants eliminate the need for dental crowns, allowing you to preserve the natural structure of surrounding teeth. During a consultation, Dr. Weiss can determine whether you are a good candidate for a dental bridge, and can help you decide whether crowns or implants are the best method of support.
When using crowns to support a bridge, two appointments are typically necessary. During the first appointment, your adjacent teeth will be prepped to receive the crowns. We will take Impressions of your teeth, as well as the gap in your smile. These impressions will guide technicians at a dental laboratory in creating your bridge. A temporary bridge may be placed at this time. During your second visit, the permanent bridge and crowns will be placed.
If you choose to support your bridge with an implant, the two-week process of creating and placing the bridge will be preceded by two surgeries, with about four to six months of healing time in between. Though this option requires considerable time and preparation, it is widely considered the very best way to support bridges and other restorations. With proper care, implants provide support equal to that of natural tooth roots, and can last a lifetime. Our team can help you decide which restoration is best for your needs.
Although bridges and crowns can be crafted of metal or porcelain fused to metal, our practice prefers all-porcelain crowns and bridges for their ability to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. Modern dental porcelain is incredibly durable and natural-looking. The result is a fully functional restoration that you can be proud to share each time you smile.
Have questions? Contact us at 416-927-7677 or send us your request and we will get back to you right away.