Replace Your Missing Teeth with Natural-looking Dental Bridges

Whether you have lost one or several teeth, you have likely noticed the negative impact on your smile’s appearance, function, and health. Your chewing and speaking abilities are reduced, and you may feel embarrassed to smile because of your mouth gaps.

Stoneycreek Village Dental understands the undesirable impacts of missing teeth. Of the many tooth replacements, we offer, Drs. Yohannes Melkie and Alan Chan may recommend dental bridges to restore your smile and self-confidence.

What are dental bridges?

Dental restorations like crowns and fillings repair a tooth that’s already there, but a dental bridge is used to replace one or several missing teeth in a row. In this case, two dental crowns are installed on healthy teeth (abutments) on either side of the gap, and then we attach artificial teeth (pontics) to close the gap.

Dental bridges can either be fixed or removable, and they can be anchored by dental implants for a superior outcome.

The dental bridge procedure

Patients who want to replace their missing teeth with dental bridges should commit to at least two dental appointments. Most of the magic happens during the initial consultation. Here, we establish your eligibility for dental bridges through physical exams and digital radiographs.

We start with tooth preparation if a dental bridge is right for your smile. We file down and reshape your abutment teeth to create room for dental crowns. Usually, this procedure is done after numbing your mouth to minimize discomfort.

After tooth preparation, we take your oral impressions to help the lab technician to fabricate your dental restorations. Since manufacturing your bridge may take a few weeks, we will install a temporary bridge to protect your smile.

When your permanent bridge is ready, we will install your new bridge. Commonly, we make a few adjustments to your bridge to ensure it fits comfortably and looks natural. You may take a few days to get used to your dental bridge, but soon everything will feel and look normal.

Restore your smile with stable and life-looking dental bridges

Would you like to replace your missing teeth with dental bridges? Stoneycreek Village Dental is here to help you achieve optimal dental health. Please dial (780) 666-7327 to book an appointment with Drs. Yohannes Melkie and Alan Chan for natural-looking dental bridges. We are strategically located in Fort McMurray, AB, but we serve the surrounding cities of Lac La Biche, Fort McKay, and Fort Chip, AB.

Many Happy Faces

A bridge is a non-surgical way to replace one or many teeth. A bridge uses the adjacent teeth as anchors to support the missing tooth or teeth. With today’s dental advancements, a bridge can be fabricated in a fairly short period of time, using a metal or nonmetal foundation. Don’t let that missing tooth affect the way you speak, eat, and smile. Bridges yield immediate results that last a lifetime. Ask your dentist what type of bridge may be right for you.

Dr. Yohannes Melkie, DMD EAT Bio

Dr. Yohannes Melkie

Dr. Yohannes Melkie obtained his Biomedical Science degree from the University of Ottawa and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Western Ontario. After graduation, he moved to Fort Mac, where he has practiced since.

Dr. Melkie follows various conferences and training sessions to stay current so he can provide the best quality treatment to his patients. He enjoys collaborating with patients to ensure they get the best care.