DENTAL BRIDGES – RESTON, VA
A Stable Solution that Renews Your Smile
If you've lost teeth due to an 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. They not only fill in the gaps, but they also prevent the repositioning of the remaining teeth. They can 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 to 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 the 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, can 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 can last at least 8 to 10 years.