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Dental Bridges in Chaffee County

Serving: Salida, Poncha Springs, Beuna Vista, Leadville, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose and the rest of Central Colorado

What is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is how dentists “bridge” the gap between teeth lost to trauma or decay. A bridge increases the load on each remaining tooth because there are fewer of them to rely on. Think of a bridge like a fence post. If you reduce the number of posts in a long fence it lacks support and will likely fail in time.

Fence posts need to be replaced so that the amount of support will be evenly distributed along the entire length of the fence. Similarly, all areas in the mouth need support (which can be best provided by replacing the missing root structure with dental implants).

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