McKenney Corner Dental

Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges in St. Albert

Dental bridges are commonly used to replace any missing teeth in the mouth. Unlike dental crowns that are fitted onto the top of an existing tooth, dental bridges rely on the adjacent teeth to hold the bridge in place.

Types of Dental Bridge

A traditional bridge is used to fill the gap between two teeth; two crowns are fitted onto each of the adjacent teeth, holding a false tooth in place. For gaps at the back of the mouth, your dentist will use a cantilever bridge, which only requires one tooth for support.

How to Care for Your Dental Bridge

To care for your dental bridge, brush it the same way you brush your natural teeth. It’s important to floss around the artificial tooth to remove any food particles that may get stuck around the gumline. We also recommend visiting your dental hygienist at least once a year to get your teeth professionally cleaned.