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Dental Bridges

A broken or missing tooth can make daily tasks like chewing or speaking a challenge.

Dr. Terrance Wolbaum can repair your smile with a dental bridge, a set of long-lasting replacement teeth.

Find out more about how our dentistry team in Aurora, CO, can replace lost teeth and improve your quality of life with a dental bridge.

What Are Dental Bridges?

A dental bridge is a permanent fixture in your mouth that can replace one or several consecutive teeth to fill the gaps in your smile. Traditional bridges consist of artificial teeth, called pontics, which are usually porcelain, attached to a natural tooth on both sides of the gap using dental crowns. These teeth are called anchoring teeth. Since a traditional dental bridge uses your remaining teeth for support, those teeth must be free of decay and other issues. With proper treatment and care, dental bridges can last for 10 years or more.

Tooth Loss Is Common

Most middle-aged adults only have an average of 25 out of their 32 natural teeth remaining
We understand that missing a tooth or several teeth can be embarrassing, but it is more common than you think. Our dentist may be able to restore your smile with a dental bridge.

Dedicated to Lifelong Oral Health Request an Appointment Today

At Pioneer Hills Dental in Aurora, CO, we understand that good oral health is important. We are dedicated to helping patients of all ages restore and maintain a healthy smile. Whether you are missing one tooth or multiple teeth, our dentist, Dr. Terrance Wolbaum, can help you improve your oral health, replace your missing natural teeth, and restore your oral function. A dental bridge can allow you to eat the foods you love and speak with confidence once more.

With advanced technology and convenient appointment times, Pioneer Hills Dental can ensure you have a healthy and beautiful smile you can be proud to share with the world.

Don't continue to suffer from the effects of missing teeth. Call our office or contact us by using our online form today.

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I love the staff here and have had great experiences with Dr. Wolbaum. They are so friendly and patient!

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The Steps of Receiving a Dental Bridge 

Patients usually wear a temporary bridge while the permanent bridge is created, which can take 2-3 weeks. 
Patients usually wear a temporary bridge while the permanent bridge is created, which can take 2-3 weeks. 

Consultation

We have a thorough consultation with each patient to discuss your existing dental problems, concerns, and desired results. Dr. Wolbaum will then provide recommendations to best fit your needs.

Preparation Phase

We prepare each supporting tooth to be attached to the bridge. Our dentist removes enamel to make room for the dental crowns. Patients usually wear a temporary bridge while the permanent bridge is created, which can take 2-3 weeks. 

Impressions

We create impressions (3D models) of the mouth by having the patient bite down on a moldable material that hardens and mimics the layout of the mouth. This allows us to ensure the dental bridge matches your natural teeth in terms of both fit and appearance.

Checking the Fit

We replace the temporary bridge with your permanent dental bridge. We check the new bridge for a proper fit before attaching it to the dental crowns.

Cementing the Bridge

Over the next several weeks, our dentist checks the bridge to make sure it fits comfortably in your mouth. We will make any necessary adjustments to earn your seal of approval before our dentist permanently cements the bridge in place.

We Partner With the Best Local Dental Lab 

We work with a local lab to give you premium dental devices made in the Aurora area rather than importing products from overseas. Our local partnership also cuts down on shipping time so you can experience a quick turnaround in regard to results and dental products.

Implant-Supported Bridges

A dental implant-support bridge uses similar materials like porcelain and zirconia for the replacement teeth, but they attach to implants instead of dental crowns. Dental implants are essentially titanium screws installed in the gums that act as the roots of a tooth. An artificial tooth, or dental crown, can be installed on the implant and then attached to the pontics for a durable and natural-feeling tooth replacement.

Unlike dentures and traditional bridges, implant-supported bridges add extra stability and support to the jawbone. An implant-supported bridge also doesn't impact the surrounding teeth as traditional bridges do.

Why Choose an Implant-Supported Bridge Over a Traditional Bridge?

Implants provide a host of oral health benefits. In addition to providing maximum stability so your restoration doesn't slip out of place while eating or speaking, implants provide bone-saving benefits. Even a single missing tooth can cause the jawbone to begin to deteriorate. Dental implants are the only restorative dental treatment that can stop the jawbone deterioration that occurs with tooth loss, preventing a sunken appearance and the need for bone grafting later in life.

What Dental Patients From Aurora Say

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Kelly Farr

2022

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The staff is friendly and helpful. Welcoming. Dr Wolbaum takes the time to listen to you and he always asks how you are doing. He doesn’t tell you something is wrong when there’s not, cavities for example. Honest. It is clean and well maintained. I have sent family and friends here.

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Kathy

2017

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Both my mom and myself use Dr Terrence. He has been wonderfully kind to my mother who doesn't like going to the dentist. She thinks he's great. Also he has all the latest equipment without pushing unnecessary treatment. We are very happy with Dr Wolbaum and would highly recommend him

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When To Consider Dentures

A bridge is best for patients missing up to three consecutive teeth. If you have multiple areas of tooth loss, or if you are missing four or more teeth in a row, a partial denture may be a better fit for you. During your initial consultation, your dentist can help develop a custom treatment plan that will best fit your unique dental needs.

Paying for Your Bridge

We understand that costs sometimes prevent patients from seeking the dentistry treatments they desperately need. We don't want financial barriers to prevent you from receiving care, so we work with most insurance providers to reduce and sometimes eliminate out-of-pocket costs for our patients. For patients with out-of-pocket costs or without insurance, we offer CareCredit®, a third-party lender that offers affordable financing options.

Have More Questions About Dental Bridges? Reach Out to Us

We want you to be comfortable with whatever treatment you may need, and we are happy to answer any questions you have. A bridge is a trusted option to address multiple forms of tooth loss, but we provide a wide range of dentistry treatments to meet all your dental needs. Our priority is to ensure you leave our dental practice with a healthy, beautiful smile.

Don't live life with missing teeth. Contact our Aurora office today to start your journey to the smile of your dreams!

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Pioneer Hills Dental

Pioneer Hills Dental is a comprehensive practice where patients of all ages can receive advanced dentistry in a state-of-the-art setting. Our dentist, Dr. Terrance Wolbaum, is an active member of many prestigious dental organizations, including: 

  • American Dental Association
  • Colorado Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Metropolitan Denver Dental Society
  • New Dentist Committee
  • Misch Fellowship
  • Dawson Academy

To make dentistry more affordable for families, Dr. Wolbaum proudly accepts most dental insurances and financing through CareCredit®. To book your appointment, request a consultation online or call our practice at (303) 766-8811.

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