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Fixed Bridges

A fixed bridge replaces a missing tooth or teeth. It is called a fixed bridge because it cemented into place and can only be removed by your dentist. This ensures it remains stable and matches your natural teeth. Teeth support the fixed bridges on both sides of the missing tooth or teeth.

How is a bridge made?

  • The first step is to prepare the supports for the bridge.
  • Replacement crowns are placed over existing teeth as supports for a bridge.
  • The dentist pares down the teeth on either side of the gap and takes an impression of the prepared teeth. This is then sent to the dental technician, where the bridge is made.
  • The technician will make a replacement crown for each prepared tooth.
  • These crowns are joined to an artificial tooth, which replaces the missing tooth.
  • The dentist will then cement the completed bridge over the prepared teeth.

How will my pared down teeth be protected until I receive my bridge?

  • The dentist will make and install a temporary acrylic bridge that will protect the teeth and prevent sensitivity.
  • You can normally eat with a temporary bridge.
  • The temporary bridge also looks good.

What is the fixed bridge usually made of?

  • The base or framework is made of precious or non-precious metal, which is fused with tooth-coloured porcelain.
  • Since the development of new stronger ceramic materials, bridges can now be made entirely of porcelain.

Is the preparation of bridgework painful?

  • The procedure is not painful because a local anesthetic is used during the paring of the teeth and the taking of the impression.
  • It is seldom necessary to take an analgesic for pain relief after the treatment.

Will there be any sensitivity after the bridges are placed in the mouth?

  • Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures sometimes occurs after the bridge has been cemented, but this is usually temporary.

Will a fixed bridge look good?

  • Fixed bridges can be made to look natural and to match the adjoining natural teeth.
  • A bridge in the front of the mouth will restore and even improve the smile.

How well will I be able to chew with a fixed bridge?

  • Eating with a fixed bridge should be as comfortable as with natural teeth.

How successful are fixed bridges?

  • Fixed bridges have been used successfully to replace one or more missing teeth.
  • They can last for many years.
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Dear Friends and Patients -
Chancellors Way Dental is Moving

We are excited to announce that Chancellors Way Dental will be relocating as of September 6th, 2021 (after Labour Day long weekend). We will be merging with our nearby practice of Campus Dentist, located at the University of Guelph in the Student Center on the first level. 

Our new address: Dentist on Campus, University Centre Level 1, University of Guelph, 50 Stone Rd E, Guelph, On N1G 2W1.

You, our valued patients, can be assured that we will continue to practice the same high standard of dentistry with the continuity and expertise of our caring, well-trained, and compassionate staff as you have become accustomed. Our office will continue to provide the best care possible and accept the same insurance plans. We realize that change can be difficult but we hope to make the transition as smooth as possible for you. Our staff will be there to help and we have included all the details regarding our new location, including address, phone number and office hours. It has been a pleasure working with you and we look forward to seeing you at our new location. 

Visits can be requested online,  you can get in touch with us at: guelph@campusdentist.com or call us at (519) 836-5801. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!

Stay healthy, be safe, and don’t forget to brush and floss! We are always accepting new patients and we are so excited that you chose us!

 

Campus Dentist Team