Why might I need a dental bridge?
- Posted on: Dec 30 2019
The team of Galleria Dental Aesthetics in McLean, VA are pleased to provide patients with a variety of ways to restore their smile after they have experienced tooth loss or extraction. While dental implants may be helpful, they can also be costly for patients on a budget. However, a patient may not want a removable partial denture either. A great middle-of-the-road solution is the dental bridge.
Understanding the dental bridge
Dental bridges are restorations that are made as a permanent way to replace one or more teeth in a row, but without the cost of dental implants. Dental bridges are often an affordable option for patients, especially those who have coverage through their dental insurance plans. Drs. Chong Lee, Joseph Oh, and Kirsten Lee of Galleria Dental Aesthetics find that there are many instances in which patients may choose a dental bridge:
- Finding a more natural solution than partial dentures. Partial dentures require a metal and acrylic framework that snaps into place within the dental arch to replace one or more teeth. However, these removable restorations may be noticeable in the smile, even though they are an affordable option.
- Seeking a permanent restoration that will last many years. Most dental bridges will last a decade or longer with proper care. They are also bonded in place and are not removed each day as a denture is.
- An affordable solution. Dental bridges are also more affordable than other permanent options such as dental implants. In fact, many dental insurance plans provide coverage for dental bridges, making them attainable for many of our McLean, VA area patients.
- Seeking a restoration that stays in place. Restorations such as dentures may not stay in place and be as reliable as a dental bridge. With a proper evaluation, the dentists of Galleria Dental Aesthetics ca educate patients on ways to care for their dental bridge and maintain them for longer than other alternatives.
Call Galleria Dental Aesthetics today!
Drs. Chong Lee, Joseph Oh, and Kirsten Lee of Galleria Dental Aesthetics in McLean, VA can help patients achieve beautiful smiles, even after tooth loss and extraction. Contact the practice, located at 1600 Tyson’s Boulevard, Suite #120, at (703) 448-1020. We work with new and existing patients in and around the community to help them address common dental concerns.
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