Replacing teeth does more than make your smile whole again. It helps with speech, eating, and it even keeps the structure of your jaw intact. One of the options we offer here at Southern Cross Dental in Colorado Springs, CO is dental bridges. These are popular options that are able to look completely natural.
Dental bridges affix a replacement tooth to dental crowns which will go over the teeth adjacent to where the open space is. The replacement tooth is between two crowns, “bridging” the gap, which is why it is referred to as a bridge. Bridges can be made to look just like your natural teeth, so it will blend right in with your smile.
A custom dental bridge is created by reshaping the teeth adjacent to the opening so that crowns will fit on them. An impression of the area is taken so that a dental laboratory can create the perfect and natural looking bridge that will be your replacement. During the creation process, you will wear a temporary bridge for protection and use. When the permanent bridge is ready, it is cemented into place. Bridges can last for a very long time with good dental care.
If you are in need of a replacement, be sure to schedule an appointment with us to explore all your options. To schedule an appointment at Southern Cross Dental in our Colorado Springs, CO office, call (719) 471-1717 or visit our website, www.southerncrossfamilydentistry.com.