Denver Dentist, Dentist in Denver, CO

Heather K. Harris, DDS

 

General, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

  
303-393-0039 

Bridges

  

 

Dental bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth. Your existing teeth are used to literally create a bridge across the area where your tooth is missing. Bridges can be made from gold, porcelain or porcelain fused to a metal base to ensure that they are strong and durable.

The process of creating a bridge begins by creating abutments out of your existing teeth where the bridge will be attached. The existing teeth are recontoured to provide a base for the bridge. After the abutments have been created, a mold is taken of the area which is sent to a dental lab. The lab is able to use the mold to create a bridge that will fit properly and feel as close to your natural teeth as possible. The bridge consists of two crowns on either end to place on the anchor or abutment teeth and a pontic, which is the new tooth that replaces your missing tooth.

We will fit you with a temporary bridge while we wait for the lab to craft your permanent bridge. This will protect the abutments and the exposed gum areas and look more appealing than having a missing tooth. When the permanent bridge has been created, you will have a follow up visit to set the bridge. It will be placed on the abutment teeth and the dentist will then use an adhesive to make sure that the bridge is set.

If you are missing a tooth you should strongly consider having it replaced. Besides the aesthetic disadvantage of missing a tooth, it could also cause structural changes to your mouth and jaw, as well as making it difficult to eat or speak properly. Set up an appointment today to restore your smile.

 
 
 
We proudly offer dental bridges at our convenient location in Denver, CO. A Dental Bridge is a popular cosmetic procedure that can benefit many people who are suffering from a variety of teeth appearance problems and structural flaws including chipped teeth, cracked teeth; discolored, stained, large gaps, receding gum and decaying teeth