Porcelain Fixed Bridges in Fort Collins
Spring Creek Dental uses a fixed bridge to replace a missing tooth or teeth. A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and can be an excellent option to replace missing teeth.
There are several types of bridges. At Spring Creek Dental you and your dentist will discuss the best options for your particular case. The most commonly used fixed bridge is porcelain fused over metal to resemble your natural teeth. A bridge covers both teeth with crowns that are adjacent to the missing tooth or teeth. These teeth act as anchors, and attach to a pontic (artificial tooth) to fill the space created by one or more missing teeth. Your Spring Creek Dental team will provide you with special floss that can be used to effectively clean around your new bridge. Dental bridges are fabricated with highly durable materials, but excellent oral hygiene is necessary to help your dental bridge last as long as possible.
What Does Getting a Fixed Bridge Involve?
Getting a bridge usually requires two visits to our Fort Collins Spring Creek Dental office. The two anchoring teeth are each prepared for a crown. Next, a highly accurate impression (mold) is made which will be sent to a dental laboratory where the bridge will be fabricated. Lastly, a temporary bridge will be made for you to wear for a few weeks until your next appointment.
At the second visit, your permanent bridge will be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented to achieve a proper fit and esthetics.
At your final appointment, our Spring Creek dentist team will review acre instructions with you. You will receive care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment. A strong commitment to proper cleaning technique and maintaining routine dental cleanings and exams will aid in the life of your new fixed bridge.
Reasons for a Fixed Bridge:
- Replace missing teeth
- An alternative to implants
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
- Restore function
- Restore aesthetics
- Switching from a removable appliance
Fort Collins Porcelain Fixed Bridges at Spring Creek Dental
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 482-8883