Missing teeth can affect your appearance and make it difficult to chew and speak comfortably.
Dental bridges are custom restorations that fill in the gaps and spaces that result from tooth loss.
Dr. Andy Maples places traditional and implant-supported dental bridges at West Lake Dental in Loveland, CO.
Learn more about the types of bridges offered at our dentistry practice...
How Does a Traditional Dental Bridge Work?
Dental Bridge Treatment Timeline
Dental Implant-Supported Bridges
Patients who opt for an implant-supported bridge will have a longer treatment timeline. First, the implants must be surgically placed into the jaw. Following this surgical procedure, three to six months of healing are required before the restoration can be placed. This gives the dental implants time to integrate with the surrounding bone tissue. Implants can also be used to secure dentures in place. This treatment option offers many benefits, including improved stability and oral function.
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Maintaining Your Dental Bridge
Brush Twice a Day
Brush twice a day for two minutes. Choose a non-abrasive, fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush to keep the underlying tooth structure strong.
Since you are not able to floss the teeth attached to the bridge, using a water flosser or floss threader will help keep the anchor teeth clean and healthy.
Visit Your Dentist
Routine dental visits are essential for oral health. During these appointments, your dentist can assess your bridge and ensure it isn't damaged or worn.