A missing tooth can cause difficulty with your ability to chew and speak unless you have it replaced with a porcelain fixed dental bridge at the office of Dr. Thomas Ouellette. Our dentist will attach this restoration over the adjacent teeth with dental crowns so it stays securely in your mouth as it renews your smile’s appearance and function. Call us at 303-296-1402 to schedule an appointment at our practice if you want to receive a porcelain fixed dental bridge in Denver, Colorado.
If you have lost a single tooth or several teeth in a row, a dental bridge could be the solution for you. A dental bridge works by literally “bridging” the gap caused by your missing teeth, restoring your smile as well as your ability to eat and speak normally. They also prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of place, keeping your smile properly balanced and aligned.
Bridges are fixed, or nonremovable, restorations, meaning that they are anchored permanently in place. A dental bridge is typically anchored in place using dental crowns on either side of the bridge or with dental implants next to the space left by the missing tooth or teeth. This holds your bridge in place, ensuring that it will not shift or come loose.
Dental bridges are typically recommended to:
- Replace missing teeth
- Restore normal oral function such as eating and speaking
- Alleviate excess stress on your bite
- Improve the shape and volume of your face
- Replace a removable partial denture
- Keep your remaining teeth in their proper alignment
- Improve the appearance of your smile
Dental bridges typically require two appointments to complete — the first involves taking impressions and preparing your adjacent teeth to receive the bridge. At the second appointment, we will check that your bridge fits your smile properly before our dentist can bond it into place.
To schedule a consultation with our dentist and learn if a dental bridge is right for you, call our office today.