Don’t let the name fool you – a dental bridge is exactly what it sounds like — a dental procedure that bridges the gap between one or more missing teeth.
Dr. Joseph M. Boesch, DDS in Rockville performs countless dental bridge procedures every year and can help you achieve the smile restoration you’ve been dreaming of too!
A dental bridge is comprised of two or more crowns for the teeth that are on either side of the gap, and a false (also known as a prosthetic) tooth in between.
Apart from the greatest benefit of smile restoration, a dental bridge can also help prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of position and creating gaps which could lead to other ongoing conditions, such as impairing your ability to chew or even affecting the shape of your face.
In general, there are three types of dental bridges: traditional bridges, cantilever bridges, and Maryland bonded bridges. Traditional bridges are the most common, but Dr. Joseph M. Boesch, DDS will use the bridge that’s best suited for your individual case.
With good oral hygiene and regular checkups, dental bridges can last up to 15 years or longer. The cost of your bridge will vary depending on the type of bridge and any other procedures that may need to be performed in advance of the dental bridge work, but when factored out, a dental bridge is a very cost-effective solution to achieve sound oral health.
Since your goal for a happy smile is to keep your remaining teeth as healthy and strong as possible, oral hygiene is paramount. This includes brushing twice a day, flossing, and using an antiseptic mouthwash to help prevent tooth decay and gum disease that can lead to additional tooth loss.
Why not make an appointment now with a multi-specialty dentist like Dr. Joseph M. Boesch, DDS to learn more about how a dental bridge can help restore your smile!