Do you have missing teeth? Are you looking for a restoration to stabilize your bite? Try our dental bridge treatment in Baltimore, MD. Dental bridges are tooth prosthetics that replace multiple consecutive missing teeth. Bridges are a dental restoration that makes it easier for patients to eat, speak, and chew comfortably. Traditional dental bridges are secured to the mouth using adjacent natural teeth that are capped off with dental crowns. However, modern dental bridges are typically fixed in place by dental implants.
Removable and Fixed Dental Bridges
Dental bridges can be either fixed or removable. Although traditionally removable, dental bridges work better when they are stable. Compared to removable bridges, fixed dental bridges are better able to retain the function of the bite. Fixed dental bridges are often easier to use than removable bridges. We usually recommend removable dental bridges as temporary bridges used when fixed bridges are being crafted. Dental implants can secure fixed dental bridges to make them last longer. Implants make a foundation for our team to attach a bridge prosthetic and crowns.
Dental Bridge Treatment
Before treatment, we ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy. We can provide bone grafting treatment to ensure that there is enough supporting bone in the jaw if you are receiving an implant-supported bridge. Once the teeth and gums are clean and healthy, we take impressions of the mouth. Using these impressions, we create the parts of the bridge, including the dental implants, crowns, or metal attachments.
Although treatment with dental implants takes longer, it creates a permanent restoration. Patients who receive implants may wait 3 to 6 months for the implants to heal. After this time, we will provide them with the permanent bridge restoration. For patients who want a traditional bridge, we can use crowns on adjacent teeth to secure their restoration.
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Restore the look and feel of a natural smile with a dental bridge. Feel free to request a dental consultation with our team online. Let our professional dentists know if you have any questions about dental bridges or current concerns about missing teeth.