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Dental Bridges Arlington, VA

Dental Bridges An Overview

Missing teeth can have adverse effects of your oral health, as well as affect your self-confidence. Replacing missing teeth is an essential part of maintaining optimal oral health. if you are missing one or more teeth, your dentist may consider recommending a dental bridge. A dental bridge is used to “bridge the gap” left by one or more missing teeth. Traditionally dental bridges are fixed using the adjacent teeth that are strengthened by dental crowns. However, for a more secure solution, some patients have the option of using dental implants to secure a dental bridge, also known as an implant supported bridge.

An implant-supported dental bridge offers several key benefits over traditional dental bridges.

Benefits of An Implant Supported Bridge:

  • Preservation the natural teeth: Instead of relying on the existing teeth, an implant support dental bridge relies on strategically place dental implants. The health of the existing teeth is not compromised when an implant-supported dental bridge is used.
  • A more secure solution: An implant-supported dental bridge adds an extra layer of support to the smile. You no longer need to worry about slippage or uncomfortable chewing, speaking, or bite function.
  • Promotes bone regeneration: Dental implants help stimulate bone growth in the jaw. When we lose teeth, the bone begins to deteriorate. Dental implants are the only solution that helps promote the body’s natural healing response.

Arlington restorative dentist Dr. Hazim Sadeddin offers a full range of tooth replacement options at Westover Dentistry. Dr. Sadeddin an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), and he has received extensive training that allows him to perform all phases of the dental implant procedure in-house. If would like to determine if a traditional dental bridge or implant secured dental bride is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Sadeddin in our Arlington dentist office.

Dental Bridges What to Expect

The process of receiving a dental bridge will depend on whether adjacent teeth and crowns are used to secure the dental bridge or dental implants. Dr. Sadeddin will evaluate your dental health and determine the best solution for you.

If dental implants are needed, digital imaging is used to design the most effective treatment plan. Using detailed images of your jaw, we are able to precisely and strategically find the right place for your dental implants.

Once the implants are placed, it will take several months for them to heal. During this time, a temporary bridge is placed for comfort and aesthetic. After the teeth heal, impressions of the teeth are taken to create your custom dental bridge. The impressions are sent to a dental lab for the fabrication of your dental bridge. The dental bridge is built with your desired shape, tooth color, an aesthetic in mind.

Dr. Sadeddin will place your custom restoration during your final visit. Regular visits to the dentist and excellent oral hygiene can help you maintain a healthy smile and support your new dental bridge.