Dalewood Dental - St. Thomas

Dental Bridges in St. Thomas

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Bridge the Spaces Created by the Absence of 1 to 3 Teeth

Revitalize your smile and oral well-being with a dental bridge, a solution that not only enhances your aesthetic appeal but also supports the health of your mouth. This innovative approach involves the placement of a fabricated tooth, supported either by dental implants, your natural teeth, or a combination of both. Termed as a ‘fixed partial denture’, these bridges are securely affixed or cemented to your teeth, eliminating the need for removal during sleep or cleaning. Beyond the cosmetic benefits, the act of closing tooth gaps holds immense significance for your overall oral health. The absence of teeth can hinder speech and eating, and a gap might lead to neighbouring teeth shifting position over time.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

The absence of one or more teeth can lead to self-consciousness and discomfort. Embracing a dental bridge not only restores your smile’s natural appearance and comfort but also holds lasting advantages for your overall oral health. Beyond revitalizing your smile, here are the compelling benefits a dental bridge brings to the table:


These benefits are immediately noticeable, as they directly impact our current experience. Regain a sense of normalcy in both appearance and sensation. Smile and dine with self-assurance, reclaiming the familiar and cherished smile. The absence of teeth can be quite uncomfortable, often making speaking or eating challenging and even painful due to gaps. Dental bridges offer a lasting remedy for the discomfort stemming from missing teeth, providing relief for over a decade with appropriate maintenance.

Tooth health

These advantages are clear and impactful, affecting our present moment. Rediscover a natural feeling and appearance. Smile and enjoy meals with renewed confidence, embracing the smile that defines you. The discomfort of missing teeth can be quite unsettling, sometimes making speaking and eating a challenge due to gaps. Dental bridges provide a long-lasting solution to this discomfort, offering relief for more than a decade with proper care.

Bone health

Optimal, secure teeth contribute to the well-being of your jawbones. As our oral health declines, the condition of the bones and tissues that uphold our teeth also deteriorates. By establishing stability through a dental bridge, you can decelerate the pace of bone loss resulting from missing teeth.

The Cost Of A Dental Bridge in St. Thomas

The cost of a dental bridge can differ a lot depending on each person’s situation. If you have insurance, a dental bridge usually costs around $800 to $1200 or more. Without insurance, it’s more like $2000 to $3000 or even higher.

What decides the cost of a dental bridge?
  1. The kind of bridge and the materials used to make it.
  2. How many teeth are missing.
  3. How hard and where the work is done in your mouth.
  4. How healthy the teeth next to the gap are.
  5. The special things and tools needed for your treatment.

Remember, no dental office can give you an exact price over the phone. Your needs are as special as your smile. You need to talk to a dentist and have them look at your mouth to know your choices and get the real cost. If you have dental insurance, we can give you a quote to show them. This way, you can find out how much you’ll need to pay before you choose.

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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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