Replace missing teeth with dental bridges
At Dentistry at Golden Ridge, patients in Golden, Colorado, and beyond can seek assistance from our team to find ways to replace missing teeth. One popular option for many of our patients is the dental bridge. Dr. Jamie Richard and her team can educate you further on dental bridges and how they work to restore the smile’s function, appearance, and health.
How do dental bridges work?
A dental bridge is a unique type of dental prosthesis used to replace one or even several missing teeth. These devices are made up of two crowns that fit over the adjacent teeth on either side of the gap left behind by the missing tooth. Then, a false tooth is attached between these crowns to create a single restoration. The dental crowns on the adjacent teeth help to hold the bridge in place, allowing patients to eat normally and maintain optimal oral health with their new smile!
How do I care for my new dental bridge?
Dental bridges are generally durable and can last for several years without needing any repairs if properly cared for. However, there are some factors that may cause your bridge to fail over time. For example, excessive biting pressure can cause your bridge to loosen over time, or if you neglect to floss between your teeth, plaque and tartar can build up in the gums and cause them to become damaged.
If your fixed dental bridge begins to show signs of wear or tear, it is important that you visit Dr. Richard of Dentistry at Golden Ridge right away. She will be able to assess the damage and make any necessary repairs so that you can maintain a healthy, balanced smile for many years to come!
Schedule an appointment at our office today!
If you are interested in learning more about how dental bridges work or considering this type of restoration for your smile, be sure to schedule an appointment with an experienced dentist at Dentistry at Golden Ridge. A simple consultation appointment with Dr. Jamie Richard is all it takes to get started on a beautiful new smile! Call (303) 951-8515 to request a visit at our family-oriented practice, located at 755 Heritage Road, Suite 120, and serving patients in the surrounding communities of Evergreen, Morrison, Littleton, and Idaho Springs, CO.
A bridge is a non-surgical way to replace one or many teeth. A bridge uses the adjacent teeth as anchors to support the missing tooth or teeth. With today’s dental advancements, a bridge can be fabricated in a fairly short period of time, using a metal or nonmetal foundation. Don’t let that missing tooth affect the way you speak, eat, and smile. Bridges yield immediate results that last a lifetime. Ask your dentist what type of bridge may be right for you.