Dr. Douglas Johnston, DDS provides quality, comfortable Centennial bridges, complete and partial dentures in Centennial, CO.
Centennial Bridges serve to replace missing teeth and consist of a crown on either side of the missing tooth to connect the replacement tooth. Dental implants can also be used to replace your tooth or to support a bridge in larger spaces. All of these restorations can be made from tooth colored material, metal, or a combination of both for optimum aesthetics that look and function just like your natural tooth.Centennial Dental bridges bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
A bridge is made up of two crowns one on each tooth on either side of the gap. Dental bridges are supported by either natural teeth or dental implants.
During the first visit, the abutment teeth are prepared for the crown. Preparation involves recontouring these teeth by removing a portion of enamel to allow room for a crown to be placed over them. Next, impressions of your teeth are made, which serve as a model from which the bridge, pontic, and crowns will be made by a dental lab. Dr. Johnston will make a temporary bridge for you to wear to protect the exposed teeth and gums while your bridge is being made.
During the second visit, your temporary bridge will be removed and the new permanent ridge will be checked and adjusted, as necessary, to achieve a proper fit. Multiple visits may be required to check the fit of the metal framework and bite. If the dental bridge is a fixed permanent bridge, Dr. Johnston may temporarily cement it in place for a couple of weeks to make sure it is fitting properly. After a couple weeks, the bridge is permanently cemented into place.
Dental insurance typically pay a percentage of the fee depending on the individual dental plan. Contact your dental insurance ompany or our office to receive an ncing page for moreontimate. Our office offers dental financing to help with your dental needs. Please see our dental financial informatiesin
It is important to keep your remaining teeth healthy and strong as the success of the bridge depends on the solid foundation by the surrounding teeth. Brushing twice a day and flossing daily will helps prevent gum problems, gum disease and tooth decay that can lead to tooth loss. Keeping a regular teeth cleaning schedule will help diagnose problems at an early stage.
Keep your gums and teeth healthy by brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and flossing daily.
See Dr. Johnston twice a year for your teeth cleaning and exam.
To prevent damage to your bridge, avoid chewing hard foods, ice or other hard objects.
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