Dental Bridges – Lynchburg, VA
Restore the Appearance and Function of Your Smile
If you’ve lost one or more of your teeth, you know just how difficult it can be to complete daily tasks, like eating, speaking clearly, or smiling with confidence. Fortunately, various options are available to eliminate gaps in your smile. At Peery & Woolwine Family Dentistry, we offer customized dental bridges in Lynchburg to restore the appearance and function of your smile. To determine whether or not a dental bridge is the right tooth replacement option for you, schedule a consultation with us. We’re eager to help you restore your smile!
Why Choose Peery & Woolwine Family Dentistry for Dental Bridges?
- Custom Restorations for Natural Appearance
- Dentists with Years of Experience
- Flexible Financing Options Available
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a type of restoration that is used to replace one or more consecutive missing teeth. Typically, this is anywhere between one and four missing teeth in a row. The bridge is composed of two crowns and a number of replacement teeth call “pontics.” The crowns will be anchored onto your adjacent teeth or dental implants depending on the type of bridge that you will end up getting. This restoration can be made from a variety of different durable, natural-looking materials.
Types of Dental Bridges
The style of bridge that you get will depend on the location and the number of missing teeth you have. Here are the two different types:
For patients who still have healthy teeth on either side of the gap that needs to be filled in, a traditional bridge is often the ideal choice. The teeth that support the dental crowns are known as “abutment teeth,” and they will be altered slightly so the bridge fits comfortably in the mouth. This type of restoration can be placed in just a few visits and is typically the most affordable type of bridge.
If you don’t have healthy adjacent teeth, surgically implanted metal posts, known as dental implants, can provide an alternative. Dental implants can be used when there are three or more missing teeth in a row. Implant bridges last longer than traditional bridges on average, and they help to prevent bone loss over time as a result of tooth loss.
The Benefits of Dental Bridges
Here are just some of the numerous benefits that you can experience from dental bridges:
- Prevents surrounding teeth from shifting out of place
- Improves overall confidence and self-esteem
- Allows for thorough chewing
- Improves speech articulation
- Lowers risk of oral health issues
- Cost-effective tooth replacement option