Missing teeth are embarrassing, but they are also an invitation to serious dental problems if they are not replaced.
Dental bridges can fill the gaps in your smile, put you on the path to better oral health, and deliver a boost of self-confidence.
At Streeter Dental in Colorado Springs, CO, we deliver both traditional and implant-supported dental bridges.
Why Patients Choose Dr. Jason Streeter
High-Tech, Gentle Dentistry
Dr. Streeter is a dentist who believes in better dentistry through technology He uses the 3Shape TRIOS® scanner, which allows our dentist to capture a more precise digital impression and design a better-fitting, more comfortable dental bridge. He also uses electric handheld tools, which are far quieter than air-driven tools that are still commonplace in many dentistry practices.
Streeter Dental in Colorado Springs takes patient comfort seriously. In addition to high-tech tools that make treatment quick and comfortable, the practice is equipped with massage chairs, noise-canceling headphones, and TVs in treatment rooms so you can relax in spa-like comfort.
We accept most insurance plans. We also work with CareCredit® and GreenSky® to offer short- and long-term financing so you aren’t left in a pinch when unexpected dental treatment is needed. We also offer the Streeter Dental Discount plan that provides savings on many procedures.
The Fast, Affordable Option: Traditional Bridges
Traditional dental bridges consist of pontics (replacement teeth) and dental crowns at either end of the bridge. To hold the bridge in place, two natural teeth on either side of the gap are crowned.
A traditional bridge can typically be placed in just two dental visits. Streeter Dental is equipped with modern electric handpieces, which are noticeably smoother and quieter than older air-driven tools used by other dentists.
Traditional bridges are reliable, but it is important to note that in the absence of tooth roots, the jaw tissue beneath the bridge will recede over time.
Implant- supported bridges
A big benefit of implant-supported bridges is that they do not require healthy teeth to be altered. Instead, these bridges are supported by dental implants, which are prosthetic titanium tooth roots that are surgically embedded in the jawbone.
Implant-supported bridges can support more pontics (replacement teeth) than a traditional bridge. In fact, multiple implants can even support an entire denture. Your bridge will require at least two implants.
When it comes time to replace an aging implant-supported dental bridge, you do not need to alter the support system. That’s because with proper care, dental implants can last 40 years or longer.
Implants protect your jaw. Because they act as tooth roots, they stimulate new bone growth in the jaw, keeping it strong. Without these important signals, the bone would start to recede immediately.