Patients often come into our office missing teeth and looking for options to replace them. Teeth can fall out for a number of reasons and they often vary from gum disease to trauma and more. Tooth loss is embarrassing, and many patients talk about how their self-esteem and self-confidence has diminished because of it. Patients who do lose their teeth will often seek out a way to replace them and fill in the gaps. They do not want to have to worry about what others think when they are out in public.
One of the easiest and commonly chosen ways to replace missing teeth is with a bridge. Once a tooth or teeth have fallen out, your other teeth will shift and move around to accommodate for the space that is there and adjust to lost bone. When treatment takes place in a timely manner, most patients can avoid any complications that may come from the loss of teeth.
At Thornton Town Center Family Dental, we have the best and latest technology available to us and it allows you to fill in any areas where there may be missing teeth. Our team works hard to provide you with a smile you are proud to show off to others.
Patients who would like to discuss a bridge for their mouth can do so at any time. Bridges are ideal for patients who have one or more missing teeth or for those patients who may not want dentures or dental implants.
Our dentists are prepared to speak with you and determine if you are a good candidate for a bridge procedure. When you come into our Thornton office, we will present you with a number of options available and allow you to choose what works for you. There are treatment plans that include multiple types of treatment to best suit your needs.
What to Know About Dental Bridges
If you have never heard of a dental bridge, it is used to fill in any gap due to missing teeth. You can be missing one tooth or up to four teeth and the bridge will for perfectly for you. Of course, before you can have a bridge, it is important to make sure you are a good candidate for the procedure.
Patients who want to receive a bridge will need to have teeth and gums that are healthy and free from dental decay or disease. This is extremely important because if there is decay present, the bridge will fail over time. All teeth, and those associated with the bridge, need to be in excellent condition.
Patients also need to have teeth where the bridge will go. What we mean by this is that a bridge depends on other teeth to anchor it in place. Therefore, if you are missing three teeth, you need one tooth on each side of the gap that is healthy and able to anchor the bridge in its place.
Lastly, patients need to know that they must take care of their bridge and gums underneath it as well. If they do not, then the crowns can become stained or you can develop gum disease, which will be problematic.
Our dentists here at Thornton Town Center Family Dental, know how important it is for you to be happy with the look of your smile. We have solutions here to help you and solutions that will allow you to enjoy the look of your teeth.
Dental Bridge Consultation and Treatment Solutions
When you come into our Thornton, CO office to receive a consultation for a bridge, you will meet with one of our dentists who will explain the entire process to you and what to expect. He will then look over your mouth and perform x-rays to get a better view of your teeth and gums to see that they are healthy.
While here, we will let you know what your options are, and we will discuss treatment options with you. It is not uncommon for a patient to need additional procedures before they can receive a bridge.
A dental bridge is an important piece to the new you and can make a big difference in the way that you think of yourself and interact with others. Our team will work closely with you to determine the best materials that should be used and the placement of the bridge itself. When you do make the decision to have a bridge, you will be able to choose from gold, aluminum, porcelain, or zirconia.
It’s New – It’s a Part of You!
Your new dental bridge is going to be awkward to you for a little bit of time and this is completely normal. You will need to take some time to get used to it and you must remember that a bridge is somewhat mobile and it not permanent in your mouth. You will need to take it a bit slow when it comes time to chew or talk until you know how the bridge moves around and how it feels.
When you come into our office, we will first start by taking an impression of your mouth and then send it off to our lab to have the bridge made. You will be fitted with what is called a temporary bridge until the permanent one arrives. Once the permanent one comes in, we will have you come back into our Thornton office to have the temporary one removed.
Call Today to Schedule an Appointment in Our Thornton, CO Office
If you would like to discuss a dental bridge, now is the time to call Thornton Town Center Family Dental. We are here to help you and provide you with the tooth replacement options that will work for you. Whether you would like to discuss a dental bridge, dental implants, or dentures, we will make it happen. Call today to schedule your free consultation in our office.
We Appreciate All of Our Thornton Patients!
Thornton Town Center Family Dental would not be as successful without the support from all of our patients. We are proud to be able to serve the local area and thank you for all of the referrals you have sent our way! Below, you will find some of our recent reviews from Thornton patients!
I had a million questions that I wanted to ask and they did an awesome job and answering every single one. And the staff do an awesome job at making me feel comfortable while they work on my teeth!
ALL the Doctors and staff are extremely nice and very professional. The office is very clean and modern. They have all the latest technology and every one seems very skilled at what they do. I recommend this place for anyone who needs good and honest Dentist!
The doctors here are professional and super friendly. They have a willingness to help and cater to thier patients needs. Visits are very quick, so scheduling is hassle-free aswell. Would we not be moving out of state, my wife and I would love to make Thornton our forever dentist