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Blake Street Dental | Bridges in Denver

Blake Street Dental P.C.

Dr. Arnold Cullum B.Sc., D.D.S.

1732 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80202

(303) 814-2200


Dental bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth. Your existing teeth are used to create a bridge to cross the area where your tooth is missing. Bridges are made from gold, metal, alloys, or porcelain to ensure that they are strong and durable.

The process of creating a bridge begins by creating abutments out of your existing teeth where the bridge will be attached. The existing teeth are recontoured to provide a base. After the abutments have been created, a mold of the area is taken which is sent out to a dental lab. The lab is able to use the mold to create a bridge that will fit properly and feel as natural as possible. The bridge consists of two crowns on either side to place on the abutments and a pontic, which is the new tooth that replaces your missing one.

We first fit you with a temporary bridge while we wait for the lab to craft you a permanent replacement. This will protect the abutments and exposed gum and look more appealing than showing off a missing tooth. When the permanent bridge is ready, you will have a follow up appointment to set it with adhesive.

The bridge may take a little while to get used to, but after a few days it should feel like you have your own teeth back. You should eat soft foods for the first few days, but after the initial phase, you will be able to eat normally with no issues.

If you are missing a tooth you should strongly consider having it replaced. Besides aesthetic reasons, it could also cause structural changes to your mouth and jaw, as well as make it difficult to eat or speak properly. Set up an appointment today to restore your smile.

Denver Dentist | Bridges. Arnold Cullum is a Denver Dentist.