Missing one or more teeth not only affects your smile, but your oral health as well. Bridges are one of the many dentistry options for replacing missing teeth. Our office is also proud to offer patients same-day dental bridges using our in-house bridge lab. This technology allows us to provide our patients with their bridge in a shorter period of time than sending off to a local lab. Some patients may benefit from the traditional, multi-appointment dental bridge approach, so check with our dentists to see which option is best for you.
If you would like to learn more about bridges, as well as your other tooth replacement options, please arrange a free initial consultation in Aurora by calling Aspenwood Dental Associates and Colorado Dental Implant Center at 303-751-3321.
Dental Bridges Replace Missing Teeth
A dental bridge is a dental restoration that fills the space where one or more teeth are missing. The bridge is formed by creating porcelain dental crowns on your natural teeth, which attach to and hold the replacement tooth. A bridge is essentially a series of crowns attached as a single unit.
Another option, particularly when there are many missing teeth, is dental implants. This is typically referred to as an implant-supported dental bridge. It can be a good option when there are multiple missing teeth in a row.
Advantages of Dental Bridges
For people who are good candidates, dental bridges have several benefits:
- Restore the appearance of your smile
- Typically last many years
- Restore chewing capability
- Restore speech and pronunciation when they have been affected by missing teeth
- Prevent other teeth from drifting out of position. Teeth that have drifted are often harder to clean putting them at higher risk for decay and gum disease
A consultation with our experienced dentists is needed to determine if bridges will be beneficial for you as an individual. Our dentists make sure each guest to our practice knows all of their options – including bridges, implants and dentures – and that they feel empowered to choose the best treatment for them. A one-size-fits-all approach should not apply to dentistry, and we take the time you need to make sure you know what choices are available to you.
Learn More About Your Options
To find out if dental bridges are one of your options for replacing missing teeth, please arrange a free initial consultation with our experienced Denver-area dentists by calling 303-751-3321. Aspenwood Dental Associates and Colorado Dental Implant Center is located in Aurora. We have proudly provided care for our patients for years, and we look forward to helping you restore your smile.