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Dental Bridges

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

Dr. 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, usually porcelain, attached to a natural tooth on both sides of the gap using dental crowns. 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.

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, the 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 can be installed on the implant 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.

What Dental Patients From Aurora Say

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Amanda Yip

2020

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I've been to a few other dental places before I found Pioneer Hills Dental and haven't gone anywhere else since! The staff here truly cares about their patients. They are always thorough in their cleaning and are honest in their recommendations.

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Alexandra Ginter

2020

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Very clean, worked really well with my difficult schedule, everyone was very professional but also warm and kind. For those who don't mind going to the dentist or those who are apprehensive about it, this office is a great choice! They'll make you feel comfortable.

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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

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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