Dental bridges are one of the best options to restore the function of your mouth after losing one or more teeth. Discomfort and pain may be the result of these missing teeth as well as the loss of speaking and eating abilities. Here at Roger Anderson DDS, we want to relieve that discomfort with the installment of a dental bridge.
A dentist may recommend a bridge to restore your ability to speak, eat, and chew, alleviate excess stress on the bite, improve the volume and shape of your face, prevent surrounding natural teeth from moving, and enhance the appearance of your smile. The first step you need to take is consulting with your dentist to determine which line of treatment is best for you. They will then create a mold of the exact shape of your teeth to get an exact measurement and idea of what kind of bridge you need.
Three different kinds of this replacement include: a cantilever, an artificial tooth connected to one crown placed on a surrounding tooth; a traditional bridge, crowns placed on surrounding teeth connected to the artificial tooth; or a Maryland bridge, an artificial tooth bonded to surrounding teeth. These are supported by either both the natural teeth and an implant, or either one by itself. After your bridge has been made, you will have your bridge installed at your next appointment with your dentist!
Be sure to take good care of your new bridge, which can help it last up to 10 years. If you don’t, it can only last up to 5-7 years and even result in infections. Give us a call today at 303-232-6205 to our dental office in Lakewood, Colorado, so Dr. Roger Anderson and our dental team can give you your best and most comfortable smile yet!