Where to Get a Dental Bridge in
Lakewood, CO

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Are you looking for a dental bridge in Lakewood CO? At Callahein & Klein we offer comprehensive tooth replacement treatment, including dental bridges.
For patients who are missing one or several teeth, dental bridges restore confidence and comfort and provide a natural look. Continue reading below for more information on dental bridges in Lakewood CO!

What is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a non-removable appliance (also called a “fixed appliance”). It is secured to a patient’s existing teeth with the help of dental cement and is an excellent way to replace a missing tooth or missing teeth.
There are several types of bridges. At an initial appointment, we assess a patient’s situation and discuss the best options for their individual needs.
This type of bridge consists of two crowns that are placed over two “anchoring teeth.” Anchoring teeth are natural teeth that have been recontoured and reshaped so that crowns can fit over them. Artificial teeth are then attached between these two crowns, and those artificial teeth fill the gap created by the one or more missing teeth. The final effect is a beautiful, natural look!
We most commonly recommend traditional bridges to our patients. The traditional bridge is the most popular type of dental bridge and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal. The porcelain is used to create replacement “teeth” that closely mimic the look of natural teeth. The natural look is part of what makes porcelain fixed bridges so popular.
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Dental bridges are highly durable, and with the proper care they will last for many years. However, they may need to be replaced or re-cemented due to normal wear. You can extend the life of your dental bridge by taking proper care of it and sticking to a regular oral hygiene routine.
We will also provide you with care instructions after your bridge is installed so that you can take proper care of your new teeth!
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Why Should I Get a Fixed Bridge?

Dental bridges have many benefits, both cosmetic and health-related. A fixed bridge can:
  • Fill in the spaces left by missing teeth. This restores the original look of your natural smile.
  • Help maintain your facial shape.
  • Prevent your remaining teeth from drifting out of position. This is a long-term benefit that will help you maintain your oral health for years to come
  • Restore your chewing and speaking ability. Many of our patients tell us that their dental bridge has increased their day-to-day oral comfort.
  • Restore your smile.
  • Upgrade you from a removable partial denture (which may break or get worn down) to a permanent dental appliance.
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What Does Getting a Fixed Bridge Involve?

Getting a dental bridge usually requires two or more visits to our office.

In the first visit, we will use local anesthesia to numb the area of the mouth where the bridge will be installed. While the teeth are numb, we prepare the two anchoring teeth for crowns by removing a portion of enamel from each tooth.

Next, a highly accurate impression is made and sent to a dental laboratory, where your bridge will be expertly fabricated. We will provide you with a temporary bridge that can be worn for several weeks, until your permanent bridge is ready for installation. This way, you will be able to chew and speak without major difficulties while you wait.

At your second visit, your permanent dental bridge will be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented to achieve a proper fit. Depending on your situation, we may only apply temporary cement, thus giving your teeth and tissue time to get used to the new bridge. If we opt for temporary cement, we will schedule a later appointment to apply permanent cement.

You will receive care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will help keep your new permanent bridge in good condition.

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How Much Does a Dental Bridge Cost?

The cost of dental bridges and tooth replacement varies depending on each patient’s specific needs. The more teeth you need replaced, the higher the price will be. Because bridges are a great solution for troublesome dental problems, most dental insurance plans will cover their cost. Consult with your insurance provider to find out if you can get the cost of a dental bridge covered by your plan.

If you’re considering a bridge, set up an appointment with us today. We are happy to discuss financing options, and we’ll help you form an individualized treatment plan that works for your budget.

Why Should I Get a Fixed Bridge?

Dental bridges have many benefits, both cosmetic and health-related. A fixed bridge can:
  • Fill in the spaces left by missing teeth. This restores the original look of your natural smile.
  • Help maintain your facial shape.
  • Prevent your remaining teeth from drifting out of position. This is a long-term benefit that will help you maintain your oral health for years to come
  • Restore your chewing and speaking ability. Many of our patients tell us that their dental bridge has increased their day-to-day oral comfort.
  • Restore your smile.
  • Upgrade you from a removable partial denture (which may break or get worn down) to a permanent dental appliance.
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What Does Getting a Fixed Bridge Involve?

Getting a dental bridge usually requires two or more visits to our office.

In the first visit, we will use local anesthesia to numb the area of the mouth where the bridge will be installed. While the teeth are numb, we prepare the two anchoring teeth for crowns by removing a portion of enamel from each tooth.

Next, a highly accurate impression is made and sent to a dental laboratory, where your bridge will be expertly fabricated. We will provide you with a temporary bridge that can be worn for several weeks, until your permanent bridge is ready for installation. This way, you will be able to chew and speak without major difficulties while you wait.

At your second visit, your permanent dental bridge will be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented to achieve a proper fit. Depending on your situation, we may only apply temporary cement, thus giving your teeth and tissue time to get used to the new bridge. If we opt for temporary cement, we will schedule a later appointment to apply permanent cement.

You will receive care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will help keep your new permanent bridge in good condition.

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How Much Does a Dental Bridge Cost?

The cost of dental bridges and tooth replacement varies depending on each patient’s specific needs. The more teeth you need replaced, the higher the price will be. Because bridges are a great solution for troublesome dental problems, most dental insurance plans will cover their cost. Consult with your insurance provider to find out if you can get the cost of a dental bridge covered by your plan.

If you’re considering a bridge, set up an appointment with us today. We are happy to discuss financing options, and we’ll help you form an individualized treatment plan that works for your budget.

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Contact us today for more information about dental bridges. We want you to leave our office feeling confident and healthy, and we’re happy to walk you through your options in order to create a treatment plan that works for you!