Dental Bridges in Castle Rock, CO
Dental bridges in Castle Rock are a great way to replace missing teeth. Your existing teeth are used to create a bridge to cross the area where your tooth is missing. Bridges are made from gold, metal, alloys, or porcelain to ensure they are strong and durable. A bridge begins by creating abutments from your existing teeth where the bridge will be attached. The existing teeth are recontoured to provide a base for the bridge. After the abutments have been created, a mold is taken from the area and sent to a dental lab. The lab can use the mold to create a bridge that fits properly and feels as close to your natural teeth as possible. The bridge consists of two crowns on either end to place on the abutments and a pontic, the new tooth that replaces your missing tooth.
We will fit you with a temporary bridge while we wait for the lab to craft your permanent bridge. This will protect the abutments and the exposed gum areas and make it look more appealing than missing teeth. When the permanent bridge has been created, you will have a follow-up visit to set up the bridge. It will be placed on the abutments, and the dentist will then use an adhesive to ensure the bridge is set.
The bridge may take a little while to get used to, but after a few days, it should feel like you have your teeth back again. You should eat soft foods for the first few days after having your bridge placed. After the initial phase, you can eat whatever you want without issues.
If you are missing a tooth, you should strongly consider having it replaced. Besides the aesthetic disadvantage of missing a tooth, it could also cause structural changes to your mouth and jaw, making eating or speaking difficult. Set an appointment today for a dental bridge in Castle Rock to restore your smile.