Dental Bridges Toronto

Dental Bridges

A Great Way to Replace Missing Teeth

Sometimes teeth become damaged, decayed or lost from gum disease and cannot be saved. Having one or more missing teeth can cause a variety of health problems and cosmetic issues. What can you do about that empty space? A dental bridge may be one of the best options available to you.

At Annex Dentistry, we make it our mission to provide minimally invasive, long-term restoration options for missing teeth that look and feel natural. Fixed bridges for patients function like real teeth, so they never need to be removed like dentures do. At Annex Dentistry, we will use the latest digital x-ray and diagnostic technologies to help determine if a bridge is the best choice for you.

Did You Know?

When you leave missing teeth untreated, the bone in your mouth and jaw eventually starts to deteriorate. That’s why some people with missing teeth often notice a difference in the appearance of their faces (the “sunken face” look).

Bridges can help avoid this problem because they work just like natural teeth. That’s why we recommend fixed bridges or implants as a preferred alternative to dentures whenever possible.

Do You Need a Dental Bridge?

A missing tooth or teeth can lead to a variety of problems, including:

  • Bite and jaw joint problems from teeth shifting to fill the space
  • The “sunken face” look associated with missing teeth
  • Difficulty chewing comfortably
  • Feeling self-conscious about the appearance of missing teeth

Are you ready to learn more about Dental Bridges in Toronto?

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Dental Bridges

How are Dental Bridges Installed? Our Process

Here’s what you can expect during your dental bridges procedure at Annex dentistry:

Step 1: Examination

Before we install the dental bridges, we examine our patients thoroughly. Our dentists perform x-rays and take measurements of your teeth and mouth. Any decay, gum, or other dental diseases must be treated before bridges are installed.

Step 2: Preparing the Teeth

Before dental bridges are fixed, the teeth that hold the dental bridge in place (the teeth located next to a gap, on either side) are re-contoured.

Step 3: Moulding

We proceed by taking a mould, which we then use to make the bridge. We may give you a temporary dental bridge as you wait for your permanent bridge to be made.

Step 4: Installation of Dental Bridge

We finish by removing the temporary bridge and installing the permanent one. We use a special attaching compound (dental cement) to hold the bridge in place.

How Long Does It Take to Have Dental Bridges Installed?

Generally, we install dental bridges in one or two visits. During the first visit, we will take a mould (impression of your teeth) and prepare the abutment teeth. We use this impression to make the permanent bridge that we install during the second visit.

Are Dental Bridges Painful?

The preparation step and actual procedure are painless, since a local anesthetic is used.

Bridges vs. Dentures

For many years, dentures were the only option for people living with missing teeth. Fortunately, today that is no longer the case.

Fixed bridges are more functional, comfortable, convenient, and natural-looking than dentures.







Fixed Bridges

Work practically the same as real teeth with improved chewing ability.

Look like real teeth in shape and colour.

Help prevent potential bite and jaw joint problems and even bone loss.

Feel natural and promote gum health.

Never need to be removed, and provide a durable, long-term solution.

Have a higher cost upfront but can save money that might be spent on future dental treatment.


Make it difficult to eat and chew the way you used to.

Can look natural if they’re well-made, but living without a more permanent solution can lead to bone loss and the “sunken face” look.

Don’t address most of the health risks associated with missing teeth.

Can be uncomfortable and often irritate gums.

Need to be taken in and out regularly for cleaning, and can be easy to lose.

Have a lower cost up front, but often result in future dental problems that cost much more to fix.

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Are you ready to learn more about your options for natural, safe, long-lasting composite fillings?

Call Annex Dentistry at 416-962-4022


Did You Know?

Annex Dentistry offers second opinions and will help you make the best choice for your health and your smile.
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