Do you have a single lost tooth or multiple missing teeth?
If you have missing teeth you might not feel as confident about your smile as you should be. In our Silver Spring dentist office, we work diligently to restore your confidence with a brighter, healthier smile. Dr. David Rever is a top restorative dentist in Silver Spring. He offers patients years of expertise to help repair or replace their teeth with a range of advanced treatment options. Modern dental restorations look nothing like they used to, giving you more choice and control over what you need for a healthy smile.
Dental bridges are an economical dental restoration for patients who are missing teeth. Whether patients have lost one tooth or several teeth, dental bridges can help restore natural function to your teeth. Dr. Rever will work with patients to decided whether their new appliance should be removable, or fixed. If patients are looking for a more permanent solution, only then can dental implants be applied for a more stable result. Patients who may need a dental bridge can expect their new appliance to:
- Provide a strong foundation for existing teeth
- Restore a healthier-looking smile
- Long-lasting and durable
Dental Bridges: What to Expect
The Dental Bridge Process
Dr. David Rever’s Silver Spring dentist office takes pride in providing a relaxing and comfortable patient experience. Upon arrival, patients can expect to have a detailed consultation with Dr. Rever. We will map out your dental needs, oral health concerns, and treatment plan to restore your smile. During the consultation, Dr. Rever will determine whether dental implants are a valuable option for your oral health needs. He will also offer other dental restorations that may fit with your treatment plan.
The design and fit of a dental bridge is a multi-step process. For patients to receive the best result possible, Dr. Rever will first take a digital impression of your teeth to ensure a comfortable, custom fit. Second, you will be given a temporary solution until your customized dental bridge is ready to be secured. Depending on the overall aesthetic of your teeth, Dr. Rever will choose from the highest quality materials to create your dental bridge. The selected material will be colored matched to give you a natural-looking smile. When the final restoration is ready, he will apply your new dental bridge and ensure that it fits comfortably and color matches your smile.
With proper maintenance and good oral health habits, your dental bridge can last many years.
Schedule a Dental Bridge Consultation
Have you lost teeth in the smile zone due to an accident or poor oral health? Patients who are missing teeth should contact our Silver Spring dentist office to work towards getting back a healthy, functional smile. Give us a call at (301) 637-0960 or schedule an appointment online today.
Dental Bridge FAQs
Do modern dental bridges look natural?
Today’s dental restorations can look as natural as ever when created with the right technology and attention to detail. Dr. Rever uses the latest in dental technology to create custom bridges that match your natural teeth. They will seamlessly fit your smile.
Are there alternatives to dental bridges?
Yes. A dental implant can also be used to replace a single missing tooth. If you need a bridge for multiple lost teeth, dental implants can also be used. Although tooth implants are not for everyone, so make sure to get a comprehensive dental exam.
How long does it take to get a dental bridge?
It can take anywhere between a couple of days to weeks. Treatment will depend on many factors such as how many missing teeth you have, do we need to fix other dental problems first, and the status of your gum health. We might give you a temporary bridge while you wait for your new bridge to be fabricated.
What should I do if my bridge broke or does not fit?
First, do not try to adjust it yourself. Do not try to put it back on. Your options are to repair the bridge or replace it. Bridge fractures can be fixed with dental bonding. If there is enough damage, you may need a new bridge to save costs from repairing the old one.