Seamless Smile Restoration with Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges


At Foothill Family Dental in Fort Collins, CO, we specialize in crafting and fitting dental bridges to seamlessly restore the appearance and functionality of your smile. Our dental bridges are designed to fill the gaps left by missing teeth, blending perfectly with your natural teeth for a complete and confident smile.

What Are Dental Bridges and Who Needs Them?

Dental bridges are prosthetic devices anchored onto existing teeth or implants to replace one or more missing teeth. They are ideal for:

  • Individuals with one or more missing teeth.
  • Patients looking for a non-removable alternative to partial dentures.
  • Those aiming to improve chewing ability and speech.

How Do Dental Bridges Work?

A typical dental bridge consists of:

  • Abutment Teeth: These are the supporting teeth on either side of the gap.
  • Pontics: The false teeth that fill the gap, attached to the abutments.
  • Bridges are usually made from porcelain, ceramics, or metal alloys for durability and aesthetics.

What Is the Procedure for Getting a Dental Bridge?

The bridge procedure usually involves:

  • Preparation: Reshaping the abutment teeth to accommodate the bridge.
  • Impressions: Taking molds of your teeth for custom fabrication.
  • Temporary Bridge: Fitting a temporary bridge while your permanent one is being made.
  • Final Placement: Adjusting and cementing the permanent bridge in place.

Benefits of Choosing Dental Bridges

Dental bridges offer:

  • Restored appearance and function of your smile.
  • Prevention of remaining teeth from shifting.
  • Long-lasting solution with proper care.

How to Care for Your Dental Bridge?

Maintaining your bridge involves:

  • Regular brushing and flossing to keep the bridge and surrounding teeth clean.
  • Avoiding hard or sticky foods that could damage the bridge.
  • Regular dental check-ups for professional cleaning and examination.

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