What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a prosthetic treatment procedure where we connect two adjacent teeth with a bridge to replace a missing tooth. It's a fixed, permanent solution.

What is the difference between a dental bridge and dentures?

A dental bridge is used when one or two teeth are missing. It's a fixed solution that is cemented onto the teeth. Dentures, on the other hand, are removable and are used when more teeth are missing. Dentures can sometimes be loose, unlike fixed dental bridges.

What are the pros and cons of dental bridges?

The pros for dental bridges include their ease and their ability to permanently replace the missing tooth. The con is that we need to shave or prep the adjacent teeth to make the bridge.

What are the different types of dental bridges?

The different types of dental bridges include fixed and removable ones. The fixed option is cemented in place. The other option is removable like the denture or partial denture or sometimes, it's just cantilever.

What is a good alternative to dental bridges?

A good alternative to dental bridges is dental implants. With dental implants, we can place a single implant in the area of the missing tooth and then make a single crown on top of these implants.

What is the difference between a fixed dental bridge and a removable denture?

A fixed dental bridge is cemented between two abutments and is permanently in place. A removable denture, however, is not fixed and can be removed to replace the missing tooth.

What is a cantilever dental bridge?

A cantilever dental bridge is when we have only one abutment, with a pontic connected to that abutment. It's a two-unit restoration.

What are the benefits of a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a simple and easy process with no surgery involved. It can also help in cases of gum disease or gum infection as there is more room to clean under the bridge, preventing any gum disease by removing all debris from that area.

Is the process of getting a dental bridge painful?

No, the process of getting a dental bridge is not painful. It's done under local anesthesia and is very easy to restore the missing tooth without any pain or issue during the procedure.

What does the dental bridge procedure involve?

The dental bridge procedure involves two simple procedures: preparation for making the bridge and bridge delivery.

How long does a dental bridge last?

A dental bridge lasts about 15-20 years on average. However, with regular cleaning and good hygiene maintenance, they can last for over 20-25 years.

How can I take care of my dental bridge?

You can ensure good hygiene with brushing, flossing and routine cleaning. It's easy to clean around the dental bridge, especially under the pontic, with dental floss.

How can I schedule an appointment for a dental bridge?

You can schedule an appointment for a dental bridge with us at Burke Dental as soon as possible. Please call us at (703) 940-9410.

If you have any additional questions about dental bridges, or if you are ready to take action, please call us at (703) 940-9410 here at Burke Dental. We are here to help.