A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance that provides an excellent way to replace missing teeth. Bridges can be an ideal option because they are highly durable, and can last several years with proper dental hygiene.
What are Dental Bridges?
There are several types of bridges. We will consult with you on the best options for your particular case. The traditional bridge is the most popular type, and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal.
Porcelain fixed bridges are also popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. This type of bridge consists of two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth). They are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
Reasons for a Dental Bridge
- Fill gaps due to missing teeth
- Maintain facial shape and structure
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
- Restore chewing and speaking ability
- Restore your smile
What is Involved in a Dental Bridge?
Getting a bridge usually requires two or more visits. While the teeth are numb, the two anchoring teeth are prepared by removing a small portion of tooth enamel to make room for a crown. A temporary bridge will be made for you to wear for several weeks until your next appointment.
At the second visit, your permanent bridge will be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented to make sure it fits properly. We will give you important care instructions after your treatment is complete.
Do You Need a Dental Bridge in Breckenridge, CO?
If you are looking for a brighter, healthier and more confident smile, our services in dental bridges will provide you with excellent dental care. Contact us today to learn more about our premier dental services, or to make an appointment!