Acreview Dental Clinic

Dental Bridges in Courtenay Near Comox Valley

Dental Bridges Near You

A traditional dental bridge is one of the most common ways to replace one, two or multiple missing teeth. It involves creating crowns on the teeth beside a space where a tooth or teeth are missing and placing an artificial tooth or crown between them. Dental bridges can be made to look seamless using porcelain that matches your teeth and a design that makes the artificial tooth look nearly indistinguishable from a natural tooth.

Dental bridges are custom-made prosthetics that are used to replace one, two, or multiple missing teeth. Such a structure is typically recommended to patients who still have existing natural teeth on either side of the gap. Types of Available Bridges
  • Traditional – This is the most common type of bridge. It involves creating crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap and placing a pontic (artificial tooth) between them.
  • Cantilever – This type of bridge is used when there is only one adjacent tooth next to the gap. The pontic is supported by a crown on a single abutment tooth.

If you have a broken or missing tooth and would like to have it replaced, please reach out! We’d be happy to have a look and present some options.

  • Implant-Supported – This type of bridge is supported by dental implants that are surgically placed in the jawbone. It offers excellent stability and is suitable when multiple teeth are missing in a row.
  • Maryland – This bridge uses a metal or porcelain framework bonded to the backs of adjacent teeth. It is a conservative option and doesn’t require extensive tooth preparation.
The process of getting a dental bridge requires at least two visits to your dentist in Comox Valley, sometimes three. First up, a bit of the enamel on your neighboring teeth is removed so that the crown can properly bond. Impressions are taken afterward which help the technicians in the dental lab create a prosthetic that satisfies your oral dimensions. While the permanent bridge is being made, a temporary bridge is placed to protect the exposed teeth. During your second visit, the temporary bridge is swapped out for the permanent bridge. Your dentist will polish it and make sure it fits you.
At Acreview Dental, we offer dental bridges near you that can rejuvenate your smile however you need. For more information about this process, fill out the appointment form here on our website, call, or come by our office in person.