Galleria Dental Aesthetics in McLean VA

Dental Bridges: A History

For many of us, fixed bridges are often the best alternative for people who have lost teeth.  Previously made from noble metals, most modern dental bridges are now crafted from porcelain and ceramic materials. These non-removable prosthesis which are attached to remaining natural teeth in order to improve your smile have a fairly lengthy history which goes back as far as Ancient Rome on up to our current times.

When You Need A Dental Bridge

There are often a number of reasons why you may wish to get a dental bridge. Some of the benefits of this dental treatment are:

  • Enhanced, natural smile
  • Improvement in self esteem
  • Correction of any teeth trauma
  • Prevention for teeth grinding or clenching

All of these are reasons why dental bridges have been a cosmetic dentistry treatment from the times of the Etruscans and ancient Romans on through present day. In fact, in 1776, Paul Revere gave us the first case of post-mortem dental forensics when he verified the identity of his friend, Dr. Joseph Warren. Revere established that  the dental bridge Warren had in his mouth was made by Revere himself.

Our Arlington general dentist can help save and restore your smile with dental bridges or other treatment options. Please contact Galleria Dental Aesthetics to learn how the experienced dental bridge team can brighten your smile.

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