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University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine

Dental Bridges

Patient Care

Dental Bridges

Fixed dental bridges offer our patients an alternative to dental implants for the replacement of missing teeth. Bridges can take the place of a single tooth or several teeth and create a look that is beautiful and natural. The bridge is an artificial tooth fused between crowns that are attached to surrounding natural teeth. By filling the gap left by a missing tooth, bridges help to prevent surrounding teeth from shifting out of place.

Dental bridges can become a natural-looking part of your smile with two visits to our practice. During the first visit, dental crowns are placed on the surrounding teeth and an impression is created in order to custom craft the bridge. A temporary bridge will be worn in between appointments. In a second visit, the dental bridge is fitted and then fused to the teeth, creating a long-lasting fixed bridge.

In addition to creating a more beautiful smile, dental bridges help correct bites, improve speech, and reduce the risk of gum disease and tooth decay, which increases when teeth are missing. With good oral hygiene, dental bridges are a long-lasting solution to missing teeth.