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More About Bridges
If you’re missing one or more teeth or have a gap in between teeth, a dental bridge may be the solution for you! In a nutshell, a bridge is connected to your existing teeth and is used to seal the gap.
First, an abutment (a connector), where the bridge will be placed, is created with the patient’s existing teeth. These teeth are reworked to act as a stable base for the bridge.
Once the abutments are formed, a mold is taken of the area.
The mold is sent to a dental lab where custom made bridge is built to form fit the patient in a way that feels as close to their natural teeth as possible.
While waiting for your permanent bridge, a temporary bridge will be placed in your mouth to protect the abutments and vulnerable gum areas.
Composed of materials such as gold, metal, alloys or porcelain, a dental bridge is strong, durable, and built to last many years.
The healing process is typically a smooth one. While a new bridge may take a little bit of adjustment, after a few days it should feel just as normal as natural teeth. It’s recommended that you eat soft foods for a few days following the bridge placement and when comfortable transition to your regular habits. Of course, our team will go over all of this information with you during your visit.
Keep in Mind…
When considering restoring the smile one should take into account —aesthetics aside— that more severe problems can arise from a missing tooth. These include structural shifts in the mouth and jaw, which may results in difficulty eating or speaking normally.
Before we can actually perform the treatment, we recommend coming in for a consultation so we can discuss your case specifically and put together a few options for you.
If you have a missing tooth, the empty space can cause your other teeth to shift over time. A dental bridge is used to fill the empty space and preserve the structure of your teeth and smile.
Most dental brindles will last between 10 and 15 years, but it ultimately depends on the amount of care and the level of hygiene practiced.
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Insurance & Billing
Our office accepts a variety of differnet insurance providers. We know it’s not always easy to finance your dental needs so we are happy to offer financing options.
Why Choose Our Practice
Kind & Hospitable
You can talk to us. We will ease your anxiety and assure that you are fully informed by answering all of your questions. When all is said and done, we can even have fun.
We Embrace Change
We know that dentistry is not what is used to be. At our practice we use the latest modern technological advancements to ensure that your visit is as comfortable as possible.
We value what you have to say and we constantly work to satisfy your needs. Our first-rate service is because of you. Check out some of our patient’s reviews on Google.
Proudly Partnered With Yaletown Laser & Cosmetic Dentistry
We are so thankful to be partnered with Yaletown Laser & Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Kassam and his team have been serving the Yaletown Community for over 20 years and are grateful for all the kind words from their patients over the years.
Really nice facility with very professional service. Couldn't be happier with my results
I went for a consultation and ended up getting my procedure done that day. They were super nice and explained everything to me - the good-the bad- the ugly- The procedure/recovery went great.
Drs Kassam and Tejani are the ABSOLUTE BEST!! Outstanding dental treatment and service. I love going to the dentist because of them … Always leave with a big smile and total satisfaction!!
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