If you have missing teeth, you know how challenging it can be to smile for pictures, eat certain foods, and even speak with clarity.
Dr. Steven Krendl can restore multiple teeth at once with a custom-designed traditional or implant-supported dental bridge.
Learn how treatment at our Littleton, CO, practice can help you...
What does dental bridge treatment look like?
Placing a Traditional Bridge
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Types of Dental Bridges
A traditional fixed dental bridge is a dental restoration that fills the gap left behind by missing teeth. It is made up of one or more prosthetic teeth (called pontics) held together by dental crowns on either side. Both the pontics and crowns are designed to look just like natural teeth. The crowns are attached to the teeth on either side of the gap, securing the restoration in place.
Dental implants are widely considered the best solution for tooth loss, offering patients several oral health benefits including the prevention of jawbone atrophy. Implants are surgically placed in the jawbone, acting as artificial tooth roots and providing the most stable foundation for an implant-supported dental bridge.
Comprehensive Dental Services Offering Implant-Supported Bridge Treatment from Start to Finish
Unlike most dentists, Dr. Krendl has specialized training in implant dentistry. As part of his training, he completed a fellowship at the distinguished Misch Implant Institute. This training allows him to provide every step of your treatment at our Littleton, CO, office.
Dr. Krendl is also certified in the use of intravenous (IV) sedation. If you are anxious about implant surgery, IV sedation can help you relax. During your consultation, Dr. Krendl can assess your smile and determine if you are a good candidate for an implant-supported bridge. If you are only missing one tooth, you may be a better candidate for an implant-supported crown. If you are missing most of your teeth, implant-supported dentures may be a better option.
How Much Does a Bridge Cost?
The cost of a dental bridge varies depending on the type of bridge you need and the condition of your smile. Implant-supported bridges are typically more expensive than traditional options, but they also come with additional oral health benefits. In order to give you a precise estimate, we will first need to examine your smile. To make bridges affordable, our Littleton practice accepts many types of dental insurance, offers an in-house dental savings plan, and can help you arrange a financing plan through a third-party company like CareCredit®. Dr. Krendl will go over your options with you at your consultation and help you select the right option for your needs and budget.