Missing teeth can make you feel self-conscious about your smile and limit the function of your teeth. Why not close those gaps in your smile with the help of a dental bridge? You can have a complete smile again in just a few weeks with cosmetic dentistry. Columbine Creek Dentistry offers beautiful dental bridges to restore your smile at our office in Littleton.
One of the quickest permanent solutions to missing teeth is a dental bridge. Unlike partial dentures, these dental appliances are fixed in place and will not slip or move when you eat, laugh or talk. The traditional dental bridge uses the adjoining teeth to support pontics, or artificial teeth, that replace those that are missing. Using metal, dental crowns and pontics, the appliance is secured to your existing teeth to restore your smile.
Preparing a Dental Bridge
If you have one or more teeth missing in a row, a dental bridge could be the right option to restore your smile. The traditional bridge consists of dental crowns that are placed on the existing teeth on either side of the missing teeth. The crowns are attached to the framework of the bridge that holds the artificial teeth in place. To prepare a dental bridge, the adjacent teeth are prepared to have these crowns fitted. Impressions and imagery are used to create the bridge to ensure a perfect fit in your bite. Once the laboratory creates the elements, usually within a few weeks, we can install your dental bridge and permanently restore your smile.
Once a dental bridge is in place, it will give you back function as well as improve the look of your smile. You can chew the foods you love again and feel confident when you smile. It can also help minimize shifting of your existing teeth; when teeth are lost, it can allow other teeth to shift into the empty space. You can enjoy a complete smile and protect your remaining teeth from alignment issues.
If you have lost one or more teeth, come see us at Columbine Creek Dentistry. We have several options for restoring your smile, including dental implants, dentures and fixed dental bridges. Contact our office today for an appointment.