Are you missing multiple permanent teeth? A dental bridge can replace one to four missing teeth in a row. Bridges traditionally use crowns to stay in place. Dr. Stan Nova provides dental implant-secured dental bridges. A dental bridge is a dental restoration that we offer in Gaithersburg, MD. It renews the appearance and function of the smile.
Traditional Bridges vs. Implant Bridges
A dental bridge is made of false teeth supported by either crown-capped teeth or dental implants. Traditional dental bridges require the support of natural teeth to keep false teeth in place.
For traditional dental bridges, dentists need to prepare natural teeth adjacent to the tooth gap. Preparing these teeth ensures that the dental crowns fit properly. Then, the dentist places the false teeth and crowns to keep the bridge in place.
Implant-supported dental bridges offer a longer-lasting alternative to traditional bridges. Dental implants are titanium screws that support dental bridges at the root. Implants replace one or multiple missing teeth and encourage new bone and tissue growth. Securing a bridge with dental implants ensures that the restoration lasts much longer and creates a durable bite.
Dental Bridge Treatment in Gaithersburg, MD
We will take dental scans and impressions of your teeth before bridge treatment. Our team will also ensure that you are healthy enough to receive a restoration. We can provide gum disease treatment or extractions as needed.
Dr. Nova places dental implants for crowns, bridges, and dentures using flapless surgery. He places the implant posts through the gum tissue and jaw bone. Once the dental implants fuse to the jaw bone, they are stable enough to support the bridge prosthetic.
We send digital impressions of the teeth to a dental lab that creates the crowns for the dental bridge out of porcelain ceramic. Our dentists place the permanent crowns when the dental implant or implants are ready.
Restore Missing Teeth
Are you interested in dental bridge treamtnet? Schedule your next dental visit at Nova Dental online or call us at (240) 226-1482. Let our dental team know if you have questions about dental bridges or implant treatment.