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Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges in West Vancouver

A dental bridge is a fake tooth held together by two crowns that are attached to the adjacent teeth. They are commonly used for patients who have gaps in their teeth in order to restore their smile as well as the normal biting and chewing function of the teeth.

Why Should I Get a Dental Bridge?

If gaps in the teeth are left unfilled, the surrounding teeth tend to shift out of place, causing misalignment in the teeth. This causes bite problems which affect the proper chewing function of your teeth. Improper alignment can result in chipped teeth, severe pain, and jaw problems that may only get worse over time.

Types of Dental Bridge

There are several types of dental bridges to choose from. The position of the missing tooth will determine what type of bridge is used. A traditional fixed bridge comprises a fake tooth held by two crowns. This is commonly used for gaps between two teeth. A cantilever bridge attaches the fake tooth to only one tooth and is ideal for missing teeth at the back of the mouth.