A Healthy Smile Is A Beautiful Smile
If you have missing teeth, Dr. Collingwood can close — or bridge — the gaps in your smile with our state-of-the-art dental bridges. If you’re missing more than one consecutive tooth, a dental bridge is likely a better option than an implant.
What are Dental Bridges?
A dental bridge is a false tooth that is held in place by the abutment teeth on either side of the gap. An abutment is a connecting element that keeps your dental bridge in place. The best way to think of a dental bridge is to compare it to a puzzle piece for your missing teeth. Dr. Collingwood will provide you with a custom-fit dental bridge that will look and feel natural.
Advantages of Dental Bridges
- An effective solution for the replacement of missing teeth
- Allows you to chew and eat normally as there is no longer a gap in the jaw
- Can improve speech
- Aesthetically, bridges can improve self-esteem and confidence
- Maintaining the shape of your face
- Prevents your remaining teeth from moving out of place
If you are unsure about whether you need dental implants or a dental bridge, the best thing you can do is set up a consultation with Dr. Collingwood to discuss your options. At your consultation, he will review your personal dental history and provide you with the risks and benefits of each possibility. Together we can then make the best decision for you!
SPEAR Patient Education Videos
As a member of SPEAR, Dr. Collingwood has access to exclusive patient resources that provide clear explanations of the treatment, what you can expect, and how to prepare for it. To learn more about dental bridges, check out these videos from SPEAR Patient Education.
Bridge Versus an Implant
This video shows you the differences between a bridge and a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, while reviewing the benefits and potential drawbacks of each.
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Dr. Collingwood’s vast experience in dentistry & his wonderful chairside manner makes him a beloved dentist, trusted by many families in Waukesha, Pewaukee and the greater Milwaukee area. We offer a wide variety of dental services to cater to you and your family’s every dental need. Our unique approach to patient care has allowed us to form lasting relationships with our patients over the years.