Replacing one or several consecutive teeth can be achieved with a dental implant, dental bridge or a combination with an implant secured bridge. A dental bridge will give back natural function and aesthetics when designed and placed by an experienced restorative dentist. Whatever your needs may be, Dr. Joseph Thompson can provide experienced dental care and a lasting result.
Dental bridge or implant? What to Consider
In the case of a single missing tooth, replacement options are typically a single tooth implant or a dental bridge. When choosing the most suitable option for your needs, Dr. Thompson will discuss what can be expected with both from treatment planning to final results. For most patients, a dental implant will offer the most natural results for function, dental health, and aesthetics. We want you to fully understand the impact that your treatment will have on your overall dental health and well-being so that you can make an educated choice as to which is best for you and your goals.
Dental implants will offer key benefits worth considering when weighing your options:
- Stabilizes bone and minimizes changes in the jaw
- Restores normal chewing function
- Permanent, secure restoration
- No need to degrade existing healthy teeth to secure a bridge
About the dental bridge process:
Dr. Thompson will evaluate all aspects of your oral health and the stability of your bite before recommending treatment options to restore lost teeth.
The process for the placement of a dental bridge will vary depending on whether dental implants are being used to secure the bridge. If dental implants are being placed we will schedule and complete the surgical phase and allow several weeks or months time for proper healing of the gums and soft tissues. The next step is to take impressions and begin the design of your new teeth.
If your existing natural teeth are being used to anchor the bridge, Dr. Thompson will remove enough tooth structure to accommodate the placement of dental crowns as part of the bridge. Dental impressions will be taken and your new bridge will be designed to blend with your natural smile.
Once the bridge is ready or your dental implant restoration is complete we will schedule a final visit for placement. You will leave our office after this visit with a beautiful new smile in place and a renewed confidence in your smile.
Schedule A Dental Bridge Consultation
Replacing missing teeth is important for many reasons, not just the stability of your dental health. If you have missing teeth and would like to explore your treatment options, schedule a visit with Dr. Thompson in our Greeley dental office. We welcome new patients from Greeley and many local communities. Contact our office at 970.205.9614 or request an appointment online.