The Basics of Dental Bridges

If you’ve lost teeth over time, dental bridges can return your smile to its full glory. Learn more about this option for replacing missing teeth.

Don’t Miss out Due to Missing Teeth

By replacing missing teeth, dental bridges have helped millions of people feel good about their smile again. Dental bridges are a favorite of both patients and family dentistry specialists because they can improve the appearance, function, and health of your smile. While they serve a similar purpose as dentures, dental bridges are different because they are permanent, which makes them much more secure and comfortable.

A dental bridge is attached by being bonded directly to the natural teeth or on dental implants that have been placed beside a missing tooth. These serve as bases called abutments. The number of abutments you have will depend on the number of teeth you’re missing. Then, the replacement tooth gets attached to a dental crown placed on each abutment and your smile is good as new.

Three Options for Dental Bridges

According to dental care experts, you have three options for dental bridges. After a dental examination and discussion of your preferences, your family dentistry expert will recommend one of these options:

  1. Traditional Bridge – The most common type of dental bridge made of either porcelain or a porcelain covering over metal.
  2. Cantilever Bridge – This kind of dental bridge is typically used when abutment teeth are located on only one side of the missing tooth or in areas of the mouth that are under less stress.
  3. Maryland Bonded Bridge – Dental care experts refer to this as a resin-bonded bridge and it is only used in the front of the mouth, which has a weaker bite. It is made of an artificial tooth that is fused to metal bands and then cemented to the abutment teeth with a special resin.

The Cost of Dental Bridges

The cost of dental bridges varies by the type you choose and the location of your dental care practice. Your family dentistry specialist will discuss all of your options to help you find the most affordable answer for a better smile.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Virginia, call Dental One Associates of Virginia today at (855) 979-3337 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Virginia. With 6 affiliated practices throughout Virginia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Virginia, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Virginia.

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