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When might a patient consider a dental bridge over a partial denture?

Middle-age-grey-haired-man-wearing-casual-clothes-smiling-cheerful-showing-and-pointing-with-fingers-teeth-and-mouthDental bridges are an excellent and reliable option for many individuals dealing with the loss of one or more teeth in the dental arch. However, they are not for everyone. There are different ways to go about replacing missing teeth, and the team at Golden Dental Solutions in Golden, CO, can evaluate patients and make recommendations based on their budget, lifestyle, and unique needs.

How does a dental bridge restore the smile?

A dental bridge is a reliable, fixed dental prosthetic used to replace one or more missing teeth by actually bridging the gap or space between two healthy teeth.

Our dental bridges are created from two porcelain dental crowns that are placed on the adjacent teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth and one or more false teeth (pontics) in between. These pontics can be made from a variety of materials, including gold, alloys, porcelain, or a mix of these dental materials.

Dental bridges are an important treatment option for patients who have lost one or more teeth and may be considered an alternative to a partial denture, which is a removable restoration that uses the rest of the teeth in the dental arch for support of the appliance.

When might a patient consider a dental bridge over a partial denture?

A dental bridge is always a wonderful option for our patients who are missing one or more teeth. A bridge will restore the function of your teeth and give you a natural-looking smile. If you are considering a dental bridge, here are some things to keep in mind:

  • A dental bridge can last 10-15 years with proper care
  • A partial denture will need to be replaced every five years or so
  • A dental bridge is fixed in place, while a partial denture can be removed
  • A dental bridge is less likely to cause irritation to the gums than a partial denture

Schedule an appointment today to request more information about partial dentures and dental bridges

If you are missing one or several teeth, talk to one of our dentists about whether a dental bridge or a partial quality denture is right for you. Drs. Nancy Gill, Dallas Kenson, and Evelyn Qi of Golden, CO, are currently accepting new patients, and an appointment can be made by calling 303-277-9600.

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