The Use of Dental Bridges Can Provide Patients with a Permanent Tooth Replacement Option
- Posted on: May 30 2019
Drs. Nancy E. Gill and Dallas D. Kenson of Golden, CO are providers who are excited to help patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. When problems such as tooth loss or extraction arise, it is essential that patients understand the importance of repairing the smile as needed. This may include tooth replacement options such as dentures, bridges, and dental implants.
What is a dental bridge?
A wonderful option for patients who want an economical yet permanent option for tooth replacement is that of the dental bridge. Dental bridges are often an affordable way for patients to replace a missing or extracted tooth in a natural-looking manner. These restorations are known for bridging the gap and are made of ceramic that is custom-made to match a patient’s existing teeth. This allows for eth restoration to look as natural as possible. A false tooth called a pontic is fused to dental crowns on each side which use adjacent teeth for support. The bridge is a permanent option as it is bonded into place by the dentist.
Who is a candidate for a dental bridge?
To place a dental bridge, patients must have existing teeth on each side, or must be willing to consider the benefits of placing a dental implant or two to act as an anchor. However, utilizing dental implants will greatly impact the cost of treatment so this should be taken into consideration when determining the affordability of treatment. Dental bridges are good for candidates who have an otherwise healthy smile free from tooth decay and periodontal disease, and for patients who want something more stable than a denture but not as costly as a dental implant. Our dental providers will describe each option for patients and help them choose the one best for their unique and individual needs.
Request a consultation appointment with a Golden, CO area dentist
Men and women who are considering dental bridges for replacing missing teeth are urged to connect with Drs. Nancy E. Gill and Dallas D. Kenson of Golden, Colorado to find out more about this and other alternatives. The practice is located at 1218 Arapahoe Street and can be reached by calling (303) 277-9600.
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