All About Dental Bridges from Your Sheridan Dentist

Do you have missing teeth that force you to hide your smile due to embarrassment? Have your surrounding teeth shifted to compensate for the missing teeth and now your smile and bite are misaligned? If so, Sheridan dentists Dr. Cody Coon, Dr. Justin Coon, and Dr. Donald Coon have a conservative and powerful solution for you: a dental bridge.

What is a Dental Bridge?

Much like a set of dentures or a dental implant, a dental bridge replaces a missing tooth or several missing teeth in row.
The difference between a dental bridge and a denture is that a bridge is fixed in place, meaning it functions just like a natural tooth without the chance of a loose or unstable fit. At Grinnell Street Dental, we offer two options when it comes to stabilizing your dental bridge—implant-retention and crown-retention. With an implant-retained bridge, a dental implant is placed within the socket of the missing tooth, and a lifelike dental bridge is attached. With a crown-retained dental bridge, crowns are placed on the teeth surrounding the space left by the missing tooth, and these abutment crowns hold the dental bridge in place as it truly bridges the gap between the supporting teeth.

What Makes up a Dental Bridges?

Custom fabricated to fit your needs and blend in with your natural tooth structure and overall appearance, your dental bridge will be made from the highest quality materials, including semiprecious metals, porcelain, or a combination of the two. To ensure the natural appearance and full function of your dental bridge, Dr. Coon will take into account your overall coloring, the appearance of your natural teeth, any existing dental work, your dental needs, and your smile goals.
To find out if you’re a candidate for a dental bridge and other restorative dental procedures, please call Grinnell Street Dental, located in Sheridan, Wyoming, at (307) 672-7567.