Dental Bridge An Overview
Owings Mills Dental Care provides patients with dental bridges. A dental bridge is used to replace single or multiple missing teeth. The dental bridge is a prosthetic tooth that uses adjacent teeth for support. This dental restoration can be removable or fixed for added support. A fixed bridge can be supported with a dental implant. The bridge is designed to blend seamlessly with your natural smile for a beautiful result.
Missing teeth compromise the health and function of your bite. Patients with missing teeth are more likely to experience tooth shifting, additional tooth loss, and bone recession. Replacing missing teeth as soon as possible benefits not only your oral health but your overall health as well.
Dr. Suman Chibb provides restorative treatment options such as dental implants to replace missing teeth. Every patient is unique and requires individualized care. 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. We will shape, and color match your new dental bridge to look like your adjacent teeth. Our priority is to give you the best, most natural-looking smile in as few steps as possible.
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 for a permanent and reliably stable fit, or removable for easy cleaning or comfort. 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 with a dental restoration, you must consider all options first. She will help you consider the pros and cons but always keeps in mind the long-term health benefits. We will do our best to work within your 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 dental implant or a 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.
While a removable bridge is ideal for short-term solutions, Dr. Chibb recommends a fixed bridge for your overall oral health. Dental implants come with a variety of different oral health benefits. They can help regenerate jaw bone growth and are the most stable form of tooth replacement.
When you have an implant-supported bridge, you’re able to eat foods you may not be able to with a removable bridge. You also don’t have to damage your natural teeth to support the bridge. The crown portion of your dental implant will be taking the pressure of supporting the bridge.