DENTAL BRIDGES AN OVERVIEW
Not only can missing teeth affect your appearance, but they can also affect the way you bite, chew, speak, and the health of your remaining teeth. Dental bridges can be used to replace one or several consecutive teeth, restoring full function and beauty to your smile. Your dentist in Herndon VA provides dental bridges for all ages.
A dental bridge closes the gap left behind by one or more missing teeth. Typically a dental bridge is supported by adjacent teeth, but for a more stable solution, patients also have the option of an implant-supported bridge.
A dental bridge secured by dental implants can provide several long term benefits, including:
- A long-lasting, stable solution for tooth loss: An implant secured restoration offers added comfort, stability, and function to your smile.
- Reduce bone loss in the jaw: Dental implants can help stimulate the jaw bone, which encourages bone growth and repair bone density loss.
- Preserves the health and function of the surrounding teeth: Traditional dental bridges rely on support from the adjacent teeth, which can comprise the health and function of your remaining teeth.
- Cost and time effective solution for tooth loss: Finding a permanent solution for your tooth loss can save you time and money in the long run.
Dr. Mark Jefferies of Herndon, VA offers a full range of solutions for patients missing one or more teeth. If you are missing one or several teeth, we can explore your treatment options for missing teeth during your consultation. We work with our patients on an individual basis to understand their needs and goals when it comes to tooth replacement.
We will evaluate the condition of your teeth, gums, and jaw to determine if you are an ideal candidate for a dental bridge or implant secured dental bridge. Our team aims to provide patient-centered, high-quality dental care to those seeking tooth replacement. We believe the best outcomes are the result of dentist-patient communication and collaboration. If you are searching for high-quality dental bridges in Herndon, VA, visit our dental office for a consultation.
DENTAL BRIDGES WHAT TO EXPECT
The process for receiving your new dental bridge will depend on whether it is to be secured using your adjacent natural teeth or dental implants. In many cases, receiving a dental bridge will require at least 2-3 visits to our Herndon dentist office. If your dental bridge is securing using the adjacent teeth, we will recommend placing a dental crown for strength.
If dental implants are used to support your dental bridge, we will work with a local oral surgeon for the surgical phase of your implant process. Once the implants are placed, they are allowed 3-6 months heal and to fully fuse with the jaw bone. During the healing phase, we will place a temporary bridge for added comfort and function.
After the implants have healed, we will take impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental lab for the fabrication of your dental bridge.
During your final appointment, we will carefully secure your dental bridge to your implants or your adjacent teeth. To ensure your smile stays in optimal conditions, you should maintain a proper oral hygiene routine and schedule regular visits to our dentist office. Contact us today!