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Posts for: July, 2016
What you need to know about dental bridgework
Are you embarrassed by your smile because you have large spaces where you used to have teeth? Don’t despair! You can have a full, beautiful smile once again with dental bridgework. Thanks to modern techniques, materials and the skill and expertise of Dr. Ronald L. Morse, your cosmetic dentist in Lakewood, Colorado, you can have a dental bridge that looks natural and beautiful, functioning just as well as the teeth it is replacing. Today’s dental bridges will complement your smile because your friends will notice your smile, not your bridge!
Conventional dental bridges are also known as fixed partial dentures, and can replace a single tooth or multiple teeth. The prosthetic tooth that replaces a missing tooth is called a “pontic” and pontics are secured by the adjacent teeth on both sides of the pontic. These supporting teeth are called “abutments” and are typically restored with crowns to provide strong, supportive anchors for the prosthetic, or pontic, teeth.
When you choose a dental bridge you can be assured of:
- Complete satisfaction, because your bridge will look natural and beautiful, complimenting your smile
- Restored chewing ability, which improves your digestion and overall health
- Increased confidence, knowing your bridge won’t move around, unlike removable partials
You will need at least two appointments to complete your bridge. At the first appointment, your Lakewood, CO dentist will prepare your supporting teeth and take models of the bridge area. He will place temporary crowns on the prepared teeth, and send your dental models off to the dental laboratory, where skilled dental technicians create your new bridge. When Dr. Morse receives your new bridge from the dental lab, he will schedule an appointment with you for the final cementation to complete your new smile.
You can improve your smile with a new dental bridge, don’t wait when it comes to looking great! You deserve to have full chewing function to eat the foods you love and to have a full, beautiful smile too! If you want to improve your smile, call Dr. Ronald L. Morse, your cosmetic dentist in Lakewood, Colorado today and get started on a new you!