With Dr. Bruce Lee and Dr. Robert Lee, your conveniently located Centennial, CO, dentists, every patient can expect exceptional dental services. Our doctors, and their talented dental team can provide you with comfortable, secure dental bridges that perform just like your natural teeth.
The Importance of Healthy Teeth
Every tooth in the human mouth has an important function whether that relates to speaking, chewing or smiling. Missing two or more adjacent teeth can not only affect your ability to chew or speak clearly, but can cause misalignment with adjacent teeth and gums. Gaps within your teeth can cause your bite to shift, which can increase your risk for gum disease, tooth decay and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder over time. Each tooth has its position and role and needs the support of an opposing and adjacent tooth. Without this support, shifting occurs and can affect your smile. It can also cause your mouth and cheeks to sink, making you look older in appearance.
What is a Dental Bridge?
Dental bridges fill the gaps left by missing teeth. Statistics reveal that 69 percent of adults between the ages of 35 and 44 have at least one tooth missing from decay, accidents or gum disease. Dental bridges are supported by teeth on either side of the missing teeth and are sometimes referred to as abutment teeth. The prosthetic can be constructed of gold, porcelain, alloys, or a combination of materials.