Forest Glen Dental - Kitchener

Dental Bridges in Kitchener

Reestablish the spaces and replace your missing tooth or teeth with a personalized dental prosthesis that will be securely bonded in position permanently.
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Forest Glen Dental - Kitchener

Address the spaces resulting from the absence of one to three teeth.

A dental bridge enhances both the aesthetics and oral well-being of your mouth by concealing gaps with a synthetic tooth. This artificial tooth is supported by a combination of dental implants and your natural teeth, or sometimes by either of them alone. Often referred to as a ‘fixed partial denture,’ bridges are securely attached to your teeth through bonding or cementing and do not require removal for sleep or cleaning. The importance of filling tooth gaps extends beyond appearance, as it significantly impacts your long-term oral health. The absence of teeth can hinder speech and food consumption, and gaps can lead to neighboring teeth shifting out of position.

The Enduring Advantages of Dental Bridges

Navigating life with missing teeth can be a source of self-consciousness and discomfort. However, a dental bridge not only restores your smile’s natural appearance and comfort but also paves the way for lasting benefits that extend to the well-being of your remaining teeth and the overall health of your jawbone. In essence, let’s explore the unique advantages that a dental bridge has to offer:

Comfort

These immediate advantages are clear and impactful, as they directly influence our present well-being. They allow us to regain a sense of normalcy, enabling us to smile and eat confidently, rediscovering the beloved smile we cherish. The discomfort associated with missing teeth can be quite distressing, often making speaking and eating a challenging or painful ordeal. Dental bridges offer a durable solution to alleviate the discomfort brought about by missing teeth, with the potential to last well beyond a decade when maintained properly.

Tooth health

Your teeth play a crucial role in supporting one another and maintaining your facial structure. When teeth are missing, it can disrupt your bite and create gaps that allow adjacent teeth to shift out of position. A dental bridge serves as a barrier, preventing these teeth from moving and thereby reducing the risk of decay, periodontal disease, jaw pain, and TMJ disorders caused by misaligned teeth.

Bone health

Optimal dental health contributes to the well-being of our jawbones. As our dental health deteriorates, so does the condition of the bones and tissues supporting our teeth. By stabilizing your dental health with a dental bridge, you can decelerate the process of bone loss associated with missing teeth.

The Cost Of A Dental Bridge In Kitchener

The cost of a dental bridge can vary significantly from one patient to another. With a typical insurance plan, the cost of a dental bridge usually falls in the range of approximately $800 to $1200 or more. For those without insurance coverage, a rough estimate for a bridge might be in the vicinity of $2000 to $3000 and beyond.

Several factors influence the determination of the cost of a dental bridge:

  1. Type of Bridge and Material: The choice of bridge type and the material used for its construction.
  2. Number of Missing Teeth: The number of teeth that need to be replaced by the bridge.
  3. Procedure Location and Complexity: The location of the bridge in the mouth and the complexity of the procedure required.
  4. Condition of Adjacent Teeth: The state of the teeth neighboring the gap where the bridge will be placed.
  5. Supplies and Equipment: Any specialized supplies or equipment necessary for your specific treatment.

Please keep in mind that it’s not possible for any dental practice to provide an accurate cost estimate over the phone. Your dental needs are as unique as your smile, and it’s essential to consult with a dentist and undergo an oral examination to explore all your treatment options and receive an accurate quote. If you have dental insurance, we would be delighted to provide you with a quote that you can submit to your insurance provider, allowing you to determine your out-of-pocket expenses before making a decision.

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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are different types of dental bridges – permanent and semi-permanent. Bridges are sometimes referred to as fixed partial dentures because they are semi-permanent and are bonded to existing teeth or implants. The easiest way to tell the difference between a bridge (which stays put) and a denture (which is removable) is that bridges are just the teeth whereas dentures have those pink gums.
Cantilever bridges are used when there aren’t adjacent teeth on both sides of the missing teeth. They aren’t very common anymore and aren’t recommended in the back of the mouth where it can apply too much force to other teeth and damage them. If your missing teeth are in the back of your mouth, there are other solutions available.
The process usually takes two appointments with each appointment lasting less than an hour.
Bridges can be constructed from gold alloys, non-precious alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. We primarily use porcelain for our dental bridge procedures.
Sometimes, people use the terms dental bridge and crown interchangeably. The reality is they have different functions. Dental crowns are prosthetic caps that are placed over broken, chipped, or worn teeth. They are effective in strengthening the teeth and preventing tooth decay. Dental bridges are designed to bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
A crowns, all by itself, cannot replace a missing tooth. The crown refers to a dental cap that looks and feels like a tooth but it needs to be supported inside and beneath the gum line by either an existing and prepared tooth, a partial tooth with a post or a dental implant.
Bridges can be made of Zirconia. Ask us for more information and we would be happy to show you what materials are available and what our recommendations are for your specific needs.

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Ryan P

Best dentist I have ever been to. Great atmosphere, highly professional, high tech and friendly staff. I would recommend Forest Glen to anyone!

Tianna B

I have been going here since I was a little girl. I think everyone who cleans my teeth and Dr. Chong and his Son, Andrew, are amazing. Andrew took out my wisdom teeth today and I think he did an amazing job explaining the process and checking to see if I was comfortable. I also appreciate him taking his time to explain the insurance part of appointment to the best of his abilities. He's very considerate and he took his time to answer all my questions, which I greatly appreciate. Thank you!

Slobodan Z

I was very satisfied with my visit! Dental hygienist Andrea took the time to explain how I can better care for my teeth and how to improve the health of my gums. After implementing the suggestions from my last visit, my gums are much healthier and with the use of the night guard they made me my teeth are not as sensitive during the day. I was also very satisfied with the dentist Marianne. During one visit she fixed my cracked tooth and did 2 fillings. She is very skilled and highly professional and explained all the procedures very clearly!

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