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.
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.