Tooth replacement may be completed in one of several ways. Patients who visit sherway dentistry may consult with our qualified team about partial dentures, full dentures, bridges, or dental implants.
Dr. Tuli and Dr. Pavelic of sherway dentistry take time to speak with patients about the advantages and disadvantages of treatment options suited to their situation. It is important to consider budget as well as immediate and long term needs. Patients who need to replace several teeth may be interested in dental implants, though individual prosthetics may be costly. In such situations dental bridges supported by implants may be the ideal solution. If you live in the Etobicoke or Mississauga area and want to achieve lasting results with tooth replacement designed just for you, contact us today.
How bridges work
The standard dental bridge looks like a row of three or more teeth, depending on how many teeth are missing. The "tooth" at each end of the bridge is a dental crown, which will sit over a tooth that will anchor the artificial tooth or teeth in the empty space. While fixed bridges have been used for decades, there is an alternative that can achieve a greater level of stability, an implant supported bridge.
What is an implant-supported bridge?
There are several situations for which the implant-supported bridge may be desirable. At sherway dentistry, we realize that every situation is different and that needs differ from one person to another. We perform a thorough evaluation and engage in discussion with patients through which they can understand the options that may suit their needs.
The implant supported bridge may look similar to a traditional bridge. The difference is that there are no crowns to fit over healthy teeth for stability. Rather than relying on surrounding teeth, the implant-supported bridge is stabilized in the jawbone via one or more small titanium posts. The procedure in which implants are placed is performed with local anesthetic. Most patients remain very comfortable during their procedure as well as during their recovery. What they gain is a lifelike appearance and comfortable functionality that can last a lifetime.
Call sherway dentistry today 416.639.2546 to learn about your options for tooth replacement.
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