When you’re missing teeth, dental bridges are an alternative to dentures or a dental implant. A dental bridge hides the gap from your missing teeth, supports your oral health and gives you a more attractive smile. We offer dental bridges in Eagle, CO as one option to replace missing teeth.
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge, or fixed bridge, supports one or more replacement teeth to fill the gap, preventing your other teeth from moving towards the open spot and causing a problem with your alignment. Castle Peak Dental offers three types of dental bridges:
- Cantilever: This type can only attach to one tooth, which makes it a viable option when the missing teeth are not in the back of your mouth.
- Traditional: This is a fixed bridge with a crown at both ends and replacement teeth in the center.
- Resin-bonded (Maryland Bonded): This requires your dentist to place metal bands directly behind the neighboring teeth instead of using a dental crown. It can be a good option for front teeth since they’re not large enough for a crown.
Receiving your new dental bridge
For your first appointment, our dentist will examine the adjacent teeth, gums and jaw to ensure all are strong enough to support the dental bridge hardware and replacement teeth. The adjacent teeth are prepared for crowns by removing minimal tooth enamel to allow the metal brackets and crown to fit properly. Digital impressions of the supporting teeth are made and teeth are color-matched for natural-looking crowns and replacement teeth, and these are sent to the lab to customize a bridge that fits your mouth.
While you’re waiting for the bridge to be made, we’ll provide a temporary bridge to fill the empty space. Your permanent bridge will arrive in a few weeks, and our dentist will carefully place and adjust the bridge for a perfect fit.
Learn if a dental bridge is your best option
Dental bridges, dentures and implants are used to replace one or more missing teeth. The Castle Peak dentists will let you know which type is the best option for you after completing an oral exam.
Schedule your appointment for dental bridges in Eagle, CO
We’re pleased to serve the kids, parents and grandparents of so many Eagle Valley families. At Castle Peak Dental, you’ll experience the personal attention and gentle care that have made us the choice for family dentistry in Eagle, CO for over 12 years. Call us today at (970) 328-1116 to schedule your appointment and learn what it means when we say your best interest is our only interest.