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) 520-7410
- Reston: (571) 313-7010