Are you missing one or more consecutive teeth? Do you wish for a more affordable tooth replacement option? If so, a dental bridge could be the perfect restorative dentistry solution for you and your smile. Dental bridges literally bridge the gap in your smile created by one or more missing teeth. They use custom-made bridge hardware attached to your surrounding teeth to hold prosthetic teeth in place of your missing teeth. Dental bridges allow patients to quickly and effectively replace their missing teeth, usually completed within two office visits. Learn more about dental bridges below.
Dental Bridges in Gaithersburg, MD
Dr. Steven Anolik and Dr. Corey Anolik are experienced restorative dentists in Gaithersburg, MD. Together, they have helped hundreds of patients in our surrounding area restore their smiles following tooth loss. Missing teeth can have a devastating impact on your self-confidence. Additionally, missing teeth create gaps within your smile where bacteria and food residue can hide, making you more prone to concerns like dental decay or gum disease. We recommend patients visit us as soon as possible following experiencing tooth loss. The longer you wait to replace a missing tooth, the more problems your bite imbalance may cause on your overall dental health.
Dental Bridges vs. Dental Implants
In addition to traditional dental bridges, our office also offers dental implants. Dental implants are considered the premier approach to tooth replacement. While dental bridges hold prosthetic teeth in place of your missing teeth, they do not replace the missing tooth roots. Dental implants, on the other hand, require a surgical procedure in which a titanium post is implanted beneath your soft tissues and allowed to fuse together with your jawbone.
Dental bridges are an affordable, and effective way to replace missing teeth. However, they will require some lifestyle adjustments to maintain the bridge hardware. Because the hardware is external, excessively chewy or crunchy foods will need to be avoided to prevent damage to your tooth restoration. Additionally, food residue will often get caught in the bridge hardware, requiring you to take extra care when your brush and floss and get beneath the bridge hardware.
If you are unsure which tooth replacement option is best for you and your needs, talk to our dentists during your upcoming consultation. They will help you determine which restorative dentistry solution will best meet your needs and long-term dental health goals.
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Ready to replace your missing teeth? Schedule a consultation with our Gaithersburg, MD dentists. We look forward to helping you restore your smile.