A dental bridge is an effective, durable and aesthetically pleasing way to replace one or more missing teeth. A dental bridge can be used on its own, or it can be attached to dental implants for optimal stability. To schedule a consultation at our Cherry Creek dental practice, please call DeWitt Dental Associates at (303) 566-4036. We have restored smiles with dental bridges for patients from Englewood, Denver, Cherry Creek and across the metro area.
How a Dental Bridge Works
A dental bridge works by using tooth crowns to support a replacement tooth. The tooth crowns are placed over the teeth surrounding the location of the missing tooth, thus forming a bridge of crowns supporting a replacement tooth. Dental bridges can be used to replace one or more missing teeth.
A dental bridge takes about two appointments to complete the process. After your initial consultation, you'll come to an appointment in which one of our experienced dentists will make impressions of your teeth. The impression is used to design and create your dental bridge. Your teeth will be prepped for placement and you will be provided with a temporary dental bridge. In your second appointment, we'll place your dental bridge on your teeth and make sure everything looks and feels like you want it to.
Advantages of Dental Bridges
As someone missing teeth, you have a few tooth replacement options. Although a consultation with one of our experienced dentists is necessary to determine which option best fits your preferences, generally the advantages of dental bridges include:
- Provide an effective alternative for people who are not dental implant candidates
- Provide an option when dental implants are not an option financially
- Fixed dental bridge is conveniently non-removable
- Provides optimal stability
- Restores a great smile
- Can be supported with dental implants
It's important to replace missing teeth. If missing teeth are not replaced, other teeth can begin to shift and tilt. You may have difficulty and discomfort when chewing, and it can be difficult to clean teeth that have tilted. Teeth need other teeth for support to stay aligned. Missing teeth can also lead to changes in the bone beneath your teeth, causing it to deteriorate and leading to a shrunken jaw appearance. Teeth need to exert opposing force against each other when you chew, otherwise they can drift out of their sockets.
A dental bridge is a great option for many patients. The only way to know if you are a good dental bridges candidate is to visit our dentists for an individualized consultation and exam.
If you are searching for an experienced dentist to explain whether our Denver dental bridge procedure or another tooth replacement option is right for your oral health and your smile, please contact DeWitt Dental Associates to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists. We serve Englewood, Cherry Creek and the surrounding areas.