Dental Bridges in Reston
A Stable Solution that Renews Your Smile
If you've lost teeth due to accident, injury, or gum disease, our Reston dental professionals can create permanent dental bridges to restore function and beauty to your smile. Dental bridges serve several purposes for our patients in Reston, Oakton, Vienna, and Northern Virginia. Dental bridges not only fill gaps, but it also prevents repositioning of remaining teeth. It can also correct a misaligned bite, improve chewing function and speech articulation, and provide internal structure for the face to give you a more youthful appearance.
What is a Fixed Dental Bridge?
First of all, dental bridges are prosthetic teeth that attach on one or both sides of teeth prepared with dental crowns. A fixed bridge is permanently joined onto the neighboring abutment teeth (crowned teeth) and consists of three basic units: the false tooth or teeth (called a pontic) and two abutment crowns. The style of bridge we suggest will depend upon the strength and health of the abutment teeth, as well as the location of the gap in relation to the rest of your dentition. If healthy adjacent abutment teeth aren't available, a surgically-implanted metal post, known as a dental implant, may offer a solid alternative. For a dental bridge that replaces many teeth, we may recommend a removable partial denture or implant-supported prosthesis. With proper care, a fixed bridge may last at least 8 to10 years.
Contact Reston Dentist, Dr. Wayne Myles about Dental Bridges
If you have questions about dental crowns, dental bridges or any other dental prosthetic, contact our Northern Virginia dental office in Reston at (703) 925-0800 or schedule a dental bridge consultation online. We will be happy to discuss your treatment options and schedule your thorough oral evaluation.