A happy, healthy smile speaks volumes. Your smile says a lot about you, and that’s why we are so pleased to offer the option of dental bridges to our patients. A small change can make a big impact, and we at Dentistry of Virginia Beach can’ t wait to make a difference in your smile.
Dental Bridges are a type of prosthetic, fabricated and cemented in order to replace missing teeth. False teeth are connected to the bridge, and the teeth are “reduced” on either side of the space in order to make room.
We will take impressions of your teeth, to be used in the creation of the dental bridge. This ensures that the bridge will fit comfortably and perfectly in your mouth. This preparation takes place during your first visit. During a second visit, your permanent dental bridge will have been carefully constructed in the dental lab and will be ready for insertion. We will tweak and adjust until you are fully satisfied with your bridge.
There are a variety of materials used in the construction of dental bridges such as gold, porcelain, and porcelain fused to metal. There is also a great variety of the types of bridges available.
- Traditional: Most common type of bridge; usually porcelain with metal or ceramics.
- Cantilever: Not as common anymore; not recommended for use in the back of the mouth.
- Maryland: Made of porcelain, porcelain with metal, or plastic teeth on a metal or porcelain frame.
Your smile is important to you, and it’s important to us.
Contact Dentistry of Virginia Beach today to discuss your options in regards to Dental Bridges.