As children, we most likely rejoiced when a tooth fell out. Following the event, a tooth fairy usually left money in exchange for our tooth. It was a time to celebrate. As we become older, losing a tooth can be embarrassing. Thankfully, we do not have to live this way. Dr. France Chevalier and our team provide prosthetics with teeth that look beautifully natural, not false, to restore health and beauty to smiles. At our Ottawa, ON office, we consider your overall health and well-being, from how you will look to how you will feel after treatment.
Choosing between dental bridges and dentures
A bridge contains an artificial tooth that replaces the one that is missing. We place dental crowns on adjacent teeth to secure the bridge. Bridges can be a great option if you have strong teeth and good bone support. We use bridges for restoring one to a few missing teeth. As a mercury free and mercury safe dental practice, we use biocompatible materials for these prosthetics.
Dentures can be ideal treatments for restoring smiles after partial or complete tooth loss. We can use dentures to replace an entire arch of teeth or just a few. We provide partial, full, and implant retained dentures. For implant retained denture treatment, Dr. Chevalier will perform oral surgery. After she gently places implants into the jawbone, there will be a healing period for a few months. Then, she attaches the dentures to the ball-ends of the implants. The implants ensure the dentures do not shift.
Scheduling a consultation
Dr. Chevalier can determine your candidacy for bridge or denture treatment during a consultation. At the appointment, she will thoroughly examine your mouth, teeth, gums, and bone. She may take x-rays and impressions of your mouth. She can guide you toward the treatment plan that is right for you.
Our patients enjoy multiple benefits from dental bridges and dentures. With proper oral hygiene habits such as brushing at least twice daily and flossing before bedtime, the restorations can last more than a decade. Would you like to explore which treatment is right for you? If so, schedule a consultation by calling +1 (613) 233-1118 today.
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