What is a dental bridge?
Many factors go into making the decision on whether you could benefit from a bridge. Bridges are usually recommended if you need to fill space from a missing tooth or teeth. They help prevent super eruption and tipping of surrounding teeth, and restore ideal balance to your bite.
What happens during treatment?
Bridge treatment will take two visits to our Alexandria, Fairfax, or Woodbridge dental offices. The first visit is spent with Dr. Tavakkoli, preparing the teeth for the bridge. An impression is taken and sent to the lab, and you leave with a temporary bridge. The lab then fabricates the bridge and delivers it back to the office. You’ll return for your second visit to have the bridge placed in your mouth and to go over home care instructions. You may need to return for follow-up visits so we can adjust the bridge and make sure your bite is comfortable.
How do look after a dental bridge
Bridges can be a bit of a challenge to keep clean, especially for people who are not avid flossers. When properly taken care of with brushing, flossing, and checkups at our dental office, bridges can last many years.
At Nova Dental Partners, we want to make sure that a bridge is the right choice for you. Before jumping into treatment, we look at your entire mouth and provide all the options to restore your smile.