Dental Bridges in Annandale, VA

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If any of your teeth have fallen out, it's more than just a problem with appearance as gaps in your teeth can cause your remaining teeth to shift. This can lead to unnecessary tension when you bite, pain during chewing, or even trouble speaking. A dental bridge improves the health and appearance of your mouth by filling in gaps with a false tooth that is supported by either your natural teeth, dental implants, or both. At the Center for Dentofacial Aesthetics, our dentists, Dr. Harshit Aggarwal and Dr. Leonel Perez, offer dental bridges with top-quality materials to help restore your smile. If you have gaps in your smile, schedule an appointment at our Annandale, VA office to learn about your treatment options with a dental bridge.

Dental bridges provide numerous advantages for individuals seeking to repair missing teeth and refresh their appearance and oral wellness. Dental bridges from the Center for Dentofacial Aesthetics in Annandale, VA could:

  • Revive proper chewing and speaking capabilities
  • Optimize the look of your smile by closing spacing
  • Block existing teeth from moving out of position
  • Allocate bite forces equally to protect your real teeth
  • Support the muscles of the face, preserving a rejuvenated appearance
  • Support the normal contour of your face
  • Renew confidence and increase total wellness
  • Give a durable and long-term tooth replacement option
  • Need minimal upkeep

A good candidate for a dental bridge is someone who has one or more missing teeth but an otherwise healthy jaw. In time, the gaps left by missing teeth can lead to teeth shifting, creating problems with your bite (underbite, crossbite, overbite) and gum or jawbone atrophy. To place a bridge, the surrounding teeth must be strong enough to hold the restoration, including good density in the jawbone and gums. Dr. Aggarwal will examine your mouth during your exam and consultation to help you decide the best bridge type (cantilever, traditional, resin bonded, or Maryland bonded) and material (ceramic, porcelain, metal, and porcelain fused to metal).

After your teeth are prepped and filed down, we will take digital x-rays and impressions of your teeth so your custom bridge can be created. If needed, a temporary bridge may be used while your custom one is crafted. As soon as your bridge is ready, the treatment areas of your mouth will be given local anesthesia. Other sedation options can be used if you have anxiety or trouble with a gag reflex so you will be comfortable during the placement. Your dental bridge can be glued in its position or connected to implants based on the support you and Dr. Aggarwal or Dr. Perez chose during your consultation. Afterward, we will carefully adjust the fit of your bridge so it feels even and stable.

After your teeth are prepped and filed down, digital images and impressions of your teeth will be taken so your custom bridge can be created. A temporary bridge or restoration can be used while your custom one is crafted. Once your bridge is ready, the needed areas of your mouth will be numbed with local anesthesia. Other anesthesia or sedation methods can be discussed for any dental anxieties or trouble with a gag reflex so you will be calm during the procedure. Depending on the method chosen at your consultation, the custom bridge can be glued into place or attached to dental implants. The position of the bridge can then be adjusted so it is comfortable and remains in place.

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Even if you don't mind how you look with a gap, it can lead to bigger problems if it isn't fixed. At the Center for Dentofacial Aesthetics, we are proud to offer high-quality dental bridges that can help improve the appearance and health of your teeth. Dr. Aggarwal or Dr. Perez can go over dental bridge restorations and the other options we have that may fit your specific needs. Contact our practice in Annandale, VA to set up your consultation.

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How do I properly care for my dental bridge?

Caring for a dental bridge involves regular brushing and flossing, just like your natural teeth. However, special attention should be given to cleaning under the bridge to prevent plaque build-up. Special dental floss or interdental brushes can be used to clean these areas. Regular check-ups with your dentist will also help maintain the integrity and appearance of the bridge.

Can a dental bridge be removed or replaced?

Dental bridges are typically fixed prosthetic devices that are cemented onto the existing teeth or implants. They are not removable by the patient. If a bridge becomes damaged or worn over time, it can be replaced by a dental professional. Any concerns about the fit or appearance of a bridge should be addressed with your dentist, who can evaluate whether a replacement or adjustment is necessary.

What is the process if a tooth under a dental bridge becomes decayed or infected?

 If a tooth under a dental bridge becomes decayed or infected, it is crucial to address the issue promptly with your dentist. Depending on the extent of the decay or infection, treatment may include repairing the tooth, if possible, or removing it. If removal is necessary, the dental bridge may need to be replaced or modified. The specific course of action will depend on the individual case, and your dentist will work with you to determine the best treatment plan.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.