When patients in McLean, VA have had teeth extracted or lost, they are well aware of the changes that can happen to the smile. Patients may experience difficulty eating their favorite foods or speaking clearly. They may also be self-conscious about how their smile looks after tooth loss. With the help of Galleria Dental Aesthetics, patients in the community can learn about tooth replacement solutions such as dental bridges to repair the smile’s beauty, function, and overall health.
What is a dental bridge?
The providers at our practice describe a dental bridge as a porcelain restoration that is used to “bridge the gap” left behind by natural teeth within the dental arch. The bridge uses adjacent teeth for support of the restoration which is made with dental crowns on each end fused to pontics. This restoration is made with materials that are biocompatible with the smile while also maintaining the look of natural tooth enamel. With ceramics, our dental team can match the new restoration with the color, shape, and size of the existing teeth to ensure the dental bridge looks seamlessly beautiful within the smile.
Is a dental bridge permanent?
Some patients are seeking a tooth replacement option that provides a removable restoration, such as a partial denture which slides into place within the dental arch and repairs the smile. Others want something that is permanently bonded in place. Dental bridges are a more permanent option, allowing patients the chance to restore their smile for many years with proper care. However, they may need to be replaced at some point due to breakage or changes to the smile. Another option patients can think about in terms of permanent replacements is that of the dental implant, which provides a lifetime restoration but a more expensive upfront cost.
Contact Galleria Dental Aesthetics today!
Our providers are here to assist patients in the area of McLean, VA with solutions that are affordable and effective at addressing one’s general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry needs. We welcome patients to book an appointment with our staff by calling (703) 448-1020 and visiting the practice in Suite 120 at 1600 Tysons Boulevard.