At Southwood Dental Centre in Winnipeg, we offer tooth replacements so you can preserve your long-term oral health and restore your smile.
Replacing missing teeth is crucial to preserving your long-term oral health. If left unfilled, gaps in your teeth can cause the surrounding teeth to shift and lead to a number of serious issues including decay, gum disease, bone loss and eventual tooth loss.
A dental bridge is a tooth replacement = containing one or more artificial teeth that a dentist uses to fill a gap in your smile.
Your dentist may use a dental bridge to restore the natural contour of your smile, repair your bite, and prevent other teeth from shifting or falling out. Dental bridges are custom made for each patient and are barely noticeable when worn.
Dentures are natural-looking, removable tooth replacements that allow patients with missing teeth to maintain facial structure, and eat and speak properly.
Dentures can be used to replace an entire jaw of missing teeth (full dentures), or just a few missing teeth (partial dentures). They are custom designed to fit your mouth and matched to your existing natural teeth.
You should care for a tooth replacement just as you care for your natural teeth. With the proper maintenance, tooth replacements can last for many years.
That means daily brushing and flossing, regular visits to the dentist, and taking care not to bite down on hard objects, or open packaging with your teeth.
Your dentist may place a dental implant as part of the process of replacing a missing tooth. Together, the implant and the tooth replacement look and act like a natural tooth.
If you're looking for a dentist in Winnipeg, we'd love to see your smile!