Dental Bridges in Silver Spring, MD
Come in for a consultation at our state-of-the-art Adelphi office. Dr. Paul Ashley, Dr. Michael Ashley, and the entire Ashley Dental Center staff would love to meet you and help you with any dental concerns you may have. We can provide you with a variety of options, including dental bridges, to restore your smile and keep you feeling confident and healthy.
Dental Bridges Replace Missing Teeth
A dental bridge can be used to replace missing teeth, maintain facial shape, and ease biting problems.
A bridge is a set of three or more prosthetic teeth that “bridge” the gap left by a lost tooth or teeth. A bridge resembles natural teeth in appearance, feel, and function. For stability, we cement your bridge to adjacent teeth. Gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials can be used to create it.
A basic bridge consists of three prosthetic teeth: two crowns on either side of the gap to cover the natural teeth and one center tooth to replace the missing tooth.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?
It’s generally a good idea to replace any missing teeth with a dental solution such as a bridge. You may experience jawbone degeneration if you have missing teeth and some facial muscles weaken. This may result in a “saggy” appearance with your face. A bridge prevents this from happening and prevents the teeth adjacent to a gap from loosening or moving.
Some dental solutions, such as implants, can take several months to complete the placement procedure in your mouth. We can generally install a bridge in as little as a few hours, although the overall treatment and placement may take several appointments to allow you and your teeth and mouth to recuperate.
We can repair a bridge quickly too. If your bridge becomes loose or requires repair, let us know, and we’ll take care of it as soon as possible.
Are There Any Disadvantages?
Bridges have a few small drawbacks, such as the possibility of coming loose. They are, however, built and placed to be durable. Just take good care of them, and they can last a very long time. Take care and chew slowly when eating things that could cause them to break or come loose.
It’s also more difficult to clean a bridge than clean natural teeth. Because a bridge is made up of three prosthetic teeth in a row, there is no natural space between them. You won’t be able to floss between them. To clear accumulation between the bridge material and the underlying natural teeth, clean around and underneath the bridge.
Another disadvantage of a bridge is that, even if the natural teeth supporting it are in good shape, they must be shaped, formed, and prepared. When possible, it’s often preferable to leave healthy teeth as they are rather than alter them. But dental bridges can offer more advantages than disadvantages, which is why we recommend them for our patients depending on the circumstance.
Are Dental Bridges Expensive?
Because each patient’s dental needs, dental structures, and dental goals differ, each patient’s treatment is unique. As a result, prices might vary from one patient to the next.
We provide high-quality dental treatment at a reasonable price. Please contact us if you have any questions about your treatment options or fees.
Contact our Dental Professionals Today!
We can improve your dental health and enhance your smile in various ways. We’ll help you determine which dental solution is best for you.
Whether you’re interested in dental bridges, or any other dental option, we can help. Contact us today and set an appointment.