Dental Bridges in Thornton

Bringing You Customized Dental Bridge Treatments

Losing even a single tooth can have a dramatic impact on your mouth. In order to prevent your other teeth from shifting out of alignment and to improve the functionality of your mouth, you will want a solution like dental bridges.

Dental bridges consist of a bridge unit held in place by dental crowns on either side of the missing tooth. They help maintain proper alignment of your other teeth and improve overall functionality. If a bridge is not used, then other teeth may begin to drift into the gap that was created by the lost tooth.

Dental Bridge Options

We offer both permanent and removable bridges for our patients who need dental bridges. With our permanent bridge, we use a traditional bridge that attaches to the abutment teeth. If you are looking for something removable, our temporary bridges are attached to the teeth with metal clasps or by precision attachments.

What is a Dental Bridge?

A traditional dental bridge consists of a three-piece construction, which includes two crowns and an artificial tooth, known as a pontic. The two crowns are used to secure the pontic tooth in place by bonding the crowns to the natural teeth on either side of the missing tooth.

Why Do I Need a Dental Bridge?

Without a dental bridge, your teeth may begin to shift towards the gap. This will in turn alter the structure of your face and the functionality of the mouth. This can lead you to have a “sunk in” face making you look older than your actual age.

How is a Dental Bridge Attached?

A dental bridge is attached by placing a crown on your natural teeth on either side of the missing tooth. We call these teeth “abutment teeth”. There will be a false tooth connected in between the crowns to give the appearance and functionality of a real tooth.

What are Dental Bridges Made Of?

So, what exactly are dental bridges made of?

Some common materials used to create dental bridges include gold alloys, non-precious alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. The porcelain is bonded to either precious or non-precious metal to ensure the stability of the bridge.

Bridge Care 101

We recommend that you have a strict brushing and flossing routine when it comes to taking care of your dental bridge. This is encouraged because you want to make sure that your surrounding teeth are healthy and strong to give your bridge enough support to keep the false tooth in place.

Home Care Instructions

After your surgery, we ask that you refrain from eating or drinking hot beverages to ensure the anesthesia has worn off.

Additionally, if your temporary crown pops off, give us a call at (303)457-3046! To keep them in place, avoid sticky foods and floss carefully.

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