Dental Bridges Sterling, VA

Dental Bridges An Overview

A dental bridge essentially “bridges the gap” between existing teeth to replace one or several consecutive missing teeth. Dental bridges have evolved in recent years, providing today’s patients with more stable, lasting and natural looking results that allow normal function and a good quality of life.

Dr. Datta Malyavantham and his associates at Ridgetop Dental in Sterling and Reston, VA place high quality, ceramic bridges that can be supported and permanently secured with dental implants. A fixed dental bridge, supported by dental implants provides the most natural replacement for missing teeth. We use quality materials, advanced digital diagnostics and the latest techniques for designing and placing a custom dental bridge that will restore aesthetics and function to your smile with lasting results.

Benefits of an Implant Supported Bridge

Implant supported dental bridges have a 35% higher success rate compared to traditional bridgework and they eliminate the need to degrade adjacent teeth. Additionally, dental implants promote continued bone growth, preventing both bone shrinkage and gum recession associated with traditional bridges and dentures. There are no diet restrictions with this type of bridge as well. This will allow you to eat a well-balanced, healthy diet. Traditional dental bridges had the tendency to slip around in the mouth causing patients to have slurred speech or even possibly fall out. This can lead to embarrassing situations. Implant supported bridges are durable and stable and will not budge in your mouth. Also, there is no need for time-consuming, daily maintenance. You simply brush and floss like usual and visit Dr. Datta at least every six months for routine dental care.

Schedule A Consultation

If you have one or more missing teeth, schedule a consultation with Dr. Datta at one of our Northern Virginia dentist offices in Reston and Sterling. We serve patients from many local areas including Herndon, Oakton, Fairfax, Vienna, Great Falls, and Ashburn.

We strive to provide dentistry for long term oral health in a warm, caring environment. To schedule your appointment, request an appointment online or call one of our two Northern VA office locations:

  • Sterling: (703) 594-4009
  • Reston: (571) 616-9685

Dental Bridges What to Expect

The dental bridge process will include several steps, beginning with treatment planning and diagnostics to assess your overall health and specific needs. We will thoroughly explain all of your available treatment options so that you can make the best decision for your long term dental health. Your dental bridge can be secured with two existing teeth that are strengthened by dental crowns or it can be secured with dental implants.

If you choose dental implants to secure your bridge, a treatment plan for placing the implants will be coordinated with the fabrication and placement of the bridge. This will involve a surgical implantation of the implant post and the placement of a temporary bridge. After a 3 to 6 month healing period, you will return to our Northern Virginia dentist office for the permanent placement of your dental bridge.

Ridgetop Dental offers sedation dentistry, including the option of IV sedation, to ensure that you are able to feel completely relaxed and comfortable during all steps or as necessary.

Dental Bridges FAQs

Will my insurance cover a dental bridge?

It is common for dental insurance providers to offer the option of covering part or all of the cost of a traditional dental bridge. Although it will depend on your insurance plan, so be sure to contact your insurance provider directly for specifics. We provide financing options so that anyone can be able to afford the dental care they need.

Do dental bridges require special care?

Yes, you should be keeping a healthy oral hygiene routine o top of showing extra care for your bridge. Floss around it daily, gently clean under it, and use mouthwash. Bridges can last up to 15 years with good oral hygiene and regular checkups.

Are dental bridges susceptible to damage?

Yes. Although this dental restoration is sturdy and durable, it is not unbreakable. you can damage it like you can damage your teeth. Fractures, cracks, and even cavities on the abutment teeth can cause your bridge to fail.

Dr. Datta Malyavantham

Why choose Ridgetop Dental?

Ridgetop Dental is your dental home in Northern VA for complete and comprehensive oral health care. Led by Dr. Datta Malyavantham, our team is committed to helping patients achieve their dental health goals through personalized care.

From routine dental care and general dentistry to treatment options for complex dental problems, including missing teeth, our two convenient office locations strive to meet your needs, your goals and your budget. Our focus is on the long term maintenance of a comfortable, functional smile that provides confidence and the best possible quality of life.

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