Improve Your Smile with a Dental Bridge
Missing teeth can lead to a variety of problems. The surrounding teeth may shift to fill in the gap, resulting in a misaligned bite. Your tongue may struggle to work around the gap, so you may have difficulty eating or speaking. And you may feel embarrassed about how your smile appears to others.
If you have multiple missing teeth, you can solve that problem and more with a simple dental bridge. At JP Dental and Implant Center, we can fit you with a dental bridge in Grand Junction, Colorado.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
Dental bridges span the gap between your teeth. They consist of two or more anchoring or abutment teeth that sit on either side of the gap. A prosthetic tooth sits in the middle of these abutment teeth.
Dental bridges offer a variety of benefits, including:
- Restoring the ability to eat and speak properly
- Maintaining the shape of your face
- Distributing the force of your bite
- Preventing other teeth from shifting out of place
And of course, dental bridges can also improve your smile, so you can grin with confidence.
A Closer Look at the Procedure
When you come in to our clinic, we’ll first prepare your abutment teeth. We’ll remove a small portion of the enamel to make room for a protective crown. Our dentists, Dr. Poovey and Dr. Gorman, will also make impressions of your teeth to ensure your dental bridge blends in naturally with the surrounding teeth. We can also fit you with a temporary bridge to protect your teeth until your next appointment.
In the follow-up appointment, we’ll remove your temporary bridge and fit you with your permanent bridge. We’ll also make adjustments as necessary to help your bite align properly.
Call to Schedule an Appointment
We proudly serve Grand Junction, Clifton, Montrose, Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Delta, Palisade Fruita, and the surrounding areas. If you think dental bridges are right for you, call 970-243-2025 to schedule an appointment.