Dental Bridge An Overview
A dental bridge is used to replace a single or multiple missing teeth. The dental bridge is a prosthetic tooth that uses adjacent teeth for support. The bridge can be removable or fixed for added support. The dental bridge is designed to blend seamlessly with your natural smile for a beautiful result.
Missing teeth compromise the health and function of the bite. Patients with missing teeth are more likely to experience a shifting of the teeth, additional tooth loss, and bone recession. Replacing missing teeth as soon as possible benefits your health and quality of life.
Dr. Suman Chibb provides restorative treatment options such as dental implants to replace missing teeth. A comprehensive dental consultation will help Dr. Chibb determine which procedure will provide patients with optimal results. Our modern Owings Mills, MD dentist office uses high-quality materials to create natural looking and functioning dental restorations. Dental bridges can be shaped, and color matched to look like your adjacent teeth.
Dental Bridge What to Expect
The dental bridge procedure will vary depending on the type of bridge the patient chooses to receive. A dental bridge can be fixed or removable. Dr. Chibb will provide you with all of your restorative treatment options so that you may make an informed decision when choosing to replace your teeth. She will help you consider long-term health benefits as well as budget and cosmetic goals.
- Removable Dental Bridge
Removable bridges are ideal as a short-term solution for replacing missing teeth. A removable bridge can be used to hold space and prevent teeth from shifting while patients prepare to be fitted with a permanent implant or fixed bridge. Removable dental bridges are a cost-effective short-term solution to replacing missing teeth. The adjacent teeth will have a substantial amount of enamel removed to make room for the dental bridge.
- Fixed Dental Bridge
If you are looking for a more permanent solution for missing teeth, Dr. Chibb may recommend a fixed dental bridge. A dental bridge can be permanently secured in the mouth using dental crowns, or dental implants. Dental crown secured bridges use two crowns to support the adjacent teeth. The bridge is permanently fixed in place by the dental crowns. If patients desire a dental implant secured bridge, Dr. Chibb works closely with Dr. Roham Rafat for the surgical phase of treatment. Dental implant secured bridges do not require the removal of adjacent healthy teeth and provide added stability and long-term oral health benefits.