Layton Family Dental of Fort Collins is your destination for expert dental bridge solutions. Led by the experienced Dr. Aaron Layton, DDS, our team specializes in crafting and fitting high-quality dental bridges designed to seamlessly replace missing teeth, restore your smile's functionality, and enhance its overall appearance.

What Are Dental Bridges?

What Are Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges are a form of restorative dentistry used to replace one or more missing teeth. They consist of one or more prosthetic teeth, known as pontics, which are anchored in place by dental crowns attached to the adjacent teeth. Bridges not only fill the gap left by missing teeth but also prevent the remaining teeth from shifting, which can lead to bite problems and other oral health issues.

Types of Dental Bridges

Traditional Bridges

The most common type of bridge, traditional bridges use crowns on the teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth to hold the pontic in place.

Cantilever Bridges

Used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth, cantilever bridges are anchored to one or more natural teeth on just one side.

Maryland Bridges

A conservative alternative, Maryland bridges use a metal or porcelain framework bonded to the backs of the adjacent teeth to support the pontic.

Implant-Supported Bridges

For maximum stability, implant-supported bridges are anchored to dental implants instead of natural teeth. This option is ideal for those who require the replacement of several teeth in a row.

The Process of Getting a Dental Bridge

Getting a dental bridge typically involves several steps:

  • Preparation: The teeth adjacent to the missing tooth are prepared to receive crowns, which will support the bridge.
  • Impression Taking: Impressions of your teeth are made to create a custom bridge that fits perfectly in your mouth.
  • Bridge Fabrication: Your dental bridge is crafted in a dental lab using high-quality materials matched to the color of your natural teeth.
  • Fitting and Adjustment: Once your bridge is ready, Dr. Layton will fit and adjust it to ensure a comfortable and accurate fit.
  • Final Cementing: The bridge is cemented in place, leaving you with a restored smile.

Why Choose Layton Family Dental for Your Dental Bridge?

  • Expertise and Precision: Dr. Layton's extensive experience in restorative dentistry ensures your dental bridge will look natural and fit comfortably.
  • Customized Care: We tailor every treatment to meet the unique needs and preferences of our patients, ensuring optimal results.
  • State-of-the-Art Technology: Our practice utilizes the latest dental technology for precise fittings and aesthetically pleasing results.
  • Comprehensive Dental Solutions: Beyond bridges, Layton Family Dental offers a full range of dental services to address all your oral health needs.

Ready to Bridge the Gap in Your Smile?

If you're considering a dental bridge to restore your smile in Fort Collins, contact Layton Family Dental today. Our friendly team is here to answer your questions and help you schedule a consultation with Dr. Layton. Call us at (970) 419-4711 or visit our Contact page for more information.

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