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Dental bridges for tooth replacement

shutterstock_581282791Finding a solution that meets your needs after tooth loss can seem overwhelming. There are many ways to replace missing teeth, so which one should you choose? Which tooth replacement option is best for your smile? Which ones are affordable? Which ones are fixed and which ones are removable? At Golden Dental Solutions, we understand that many patients have a lot of questions about the restorations used to replace missing teeth. They may want to speak to a dental professional about the options available and which one is right for their needs. Many of our patients find that dental bridges are a great solution for tooth replacement of one or several teeth within the dental arch. 

What are dental bridges? 

Our dentists describe the dental bridge as a porcelain restoration made to “bridge the gap” left behind by one or more missing teeth. The bridge is a fixed restoration that is bonded onto the adjacent teeth for support. Dental bridges are a great middle-of-the-road option for patients who want an affordable restoration but a fixed one, eliminating removable partial dentures and expensive dental implants from their selections. 

What are the pros and cons of dental bridges? 

As with all restorative treatments, dental bridges have advantages and disadvantages for patients to consider when looking for tooth replacement options. Drs. Nancy Gill, Dallas Kenson, and Evelyn Qi of Golden Dental Solutions find that some of the benefits include affordability, fixed positioning, and long-lasting repairs, while some of the disadvantages is that bridges require adjacent teeth to place them, and do not address problems such as bone resorption which is common after teeth have been extracted or lost. 

How do I find out if dental bridges are right for me? 

There are so many options available to patients for replacing missing teeth, and dental bridges aren’t the only choice. At Golden Dental Solutions of Golden, Colorado, we encourage patients to take time to speak to a dentist about which one is most appropriate for their unique needs. Drs. Nancy Gill, Dallas Kenson, and Evelyn Qi are here to help! Call (303) 277-9600 to request a consultation visit and learn more about tooth replacement at the office, conveniently located at 1218 Arapaho Street.

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