A dental bridge is one of the options for replacing missing teeth. There are other cosmetic dentistry options as well and as someone who wants to reclaim the strength and attractiveness of your smile, you deserve to know about all of them.
To schedule a free consultation with experienced dentist Dr. Michael Adler to discuss our Boulder dental bridge and teeth replacement services, please call our team at .
What Are Dental Bridges?
A dental bridge makes use of your natural teeth to support a replacement tooth. The two types of dental bridge at Adler Advanced Dentistry are:
- Porcelain dental bridges
- Implant-supported dental bridges
A dental bridge made from all-porcelain material will look like your natural teeth. Other types of dental bridges containing metal detract from your smile when the metal is apparent along the gum line. This type of bridge contains the replacement tooth which is "bridged" together with tooth crowns. The tooth crowns are placed on the natural teeth surrounding the missing tooth gap. Hence, the replacement tooth is supported by the dental crowns.
Dental implant-supported bridges are attached to dental implants placed in the bone beneath your gums. Doing so makes the dental bridge as secure and durable as possible because it's supported from beneath the gums, similar to how your natural teeth are supported by roots in the bone.
Before getting a dental bridge, some of our guests like to have their teeth professionally cleaned and whitened. If you want a whiter smile, we recommend whitening it before your dental bridge is placed. Then, the porcelain bridge can be accurately matched to the color of your brightened teeth.
The Value of Replacing Your Missing Teeth
Replacing missing teeth is important for several reasons, such as:
- Feeling great about the appearance of your smile
- Preventing other teeth from tilting and shifting
- Maintaining an aligned, comfortable bite
- Preventing muscle and jaw joint strain from a bad bite
- Maintaining your ability to chew, speak and laugh
Although there are functional, aesthetic and oral health reasons to replace missing teeth, our dentist and team empower you to make your own choices about whether you want to replace your missing teeth and how you want to do so. Your dental health is a personal matter, and we respect our guests' individual choices.
To schedule a free consultation to learn more about the Boulder dental bridge teeth restorations at Adler Advanced Dentistry, please call us at . We look forward to meeting you and discussing all of your options for restoring your smile.