Dental Bridges

bridgesA bridge may be used to replace missing teeth, help maintain the shape of your face, and alleviate stress in your bite.

Dental bridges are dental prosthetics used to replace one or more missing teeth by bridging the gap between adjacent natural teeth or dental implants. They consist of one or more artificial teeth, known as pontics, which are anchored in place by dental crowns or abutments attached to the neighboring natural teeth or implants.

Trusted Dental Bridge Services in Gainesville, VA

There are several types of dental bridges, including traditional bridges, and cantilever bridges. Traditional bridges involve creating crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap, with the pontic(s) suspended between them. Cantilever bridges are used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the gap. Maryland bridges, also known as resin-bonded bridges, use metal or porcelain wings bonded to the back of adjacent teeth for support.

The process of getting a dental bridge typically involves preparing the supporting teeth by shaping them for crowns. Impressions are then taken to create a custom bridge that fits the patient’s bite and appearance. During a follow-up appointment, the bridge is cemented or bonded into place.

Dental bridges serve both functional and cosmetic purposes, restoring the ability to chew and speak properly, maintaining facial structure, and enhancing the overall appearance of the smile by filling the gap left by missing teeth.

Your bridge can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support.

The success of any bridge depends on its foundation — the other teeth, gums, or bone to which it is attached. Therefore, it’s very important to keep your existing teeth, gums, and jaw healthy and strong.

Gainesville Dental Associates is voted the #1 dentist office by Washingtonian, Haymarket and Northern VA Magazines. Call 703-884-2148 to learn more about dental bridges services.