Dental Bridges in Harrisonburg, VA

Dental bridges are custom restorations that are designed to cover two or more teeth at a time. They can be used to protect and restore several teeth at once, or they can replace a missing tooth or teeth. Our dental bridges are designed to blend in flawlessly with the surrounding teeth and last patients for many years. To learn more or schedule an appointment with our office, please give us a call or send us a message.

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The Dental Bridge Process

Dental bridges require the abutment teeth, or the teeth that will be covered by the bridge, to be prepared before the bridge can be placed. This involves removing part of each tooth’s enamel so the crowns can fit over them comfortably and securely. Once this is complete, impressions of the teeth will be taken to create your custom dental bridge, and a temporary bridge will be placed in the meantime. At your follow-up appointment, your temporary bridge will be removed, and your new custom bridge will be placed with a strong adhesive. Once secured, any necessary adjustments will be made to ensure that your bridge looks and feels natural.

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Dental Bridge Benefits

  • Minimally invasive; fast recovery time
  • Restores appearance of the smile
  • No special treatment required
  • Help maintain the shape of the face
  • Evenly distribute the force of the bite
  • Help prevent surrounding teeth from moving
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Which one is better, dental bridges or implants?

Neither choice is inherently better than the other; dental bridges and implants offer different benefits that work well for different patients. Dental bridges can be a great choice for patients who do not have the jawbone density required for dental implants to be placed. In other cases, patients opt for dental bridges over implants to avoid oral surgery and to complete their treatment and restore their smiles quickly and easily. Dental bridges are also less of a financial investment than dental implants. Not sure which option is right for your smile? We recommend scheduling a consultation with our team so we can make a personalized recommendation for you.