Dental Bridge An Overview

Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth. A bridge can be successfully used to replace a single missing tooth but is commonly used to replace consecutively missing teeth. Also known as a partial fixed denture, the dental bridge is one treatment option Oakton Dental Center offers for lost or missing teeth.

Replacing missing teeth is necessary to prevent further deterioration of the jaw, gums and surrounding teeth. Missing teeth can lead to bone recession, gum disease, and further tooth loss.
A dental bridge can be used to help support a stable oral foundation and to restore the aesthetics of the smile.

A dental bridge will require healthy adjacent teeth to act as supporting anchors. A substantial amount of tooth material will be removed from the neighboring teeth to make room for the bridge.
Oakton, VA dentist Dr. Ahrabi will often recommend combining dental implant technology with the traditional dental bridge to avoid using otherwise healthy teeth to secure a bridge.

Dental Bridge What to Expect

Dr. Ahrabi offers full-service treatment options for replacing missing teeth. A dental bridge can help protect the patient’s oral health and improve their quality of life. The particular treatment procedure will be tailored to the needs and goals of each patient and may vary slightly.

Dr. Ahrabi will detail every step of your dental bridge procedure with you before treatment. Our Oakton, VA dental care team always aims to ensure that our patients are well informed and confident in their dental procedures.

Dr. Ahbrabi will help you decide if dental implants will benefit your oral health. If implants are required, an operational phase of your treatment will be scheduled.

The dental bridge will be custom designed and fabricated for a natural look and comfortable fit. The bridge can be color matched and shaped to blend seamlessly with your smile. Made from a highly durable dental ceramic, the dental bridge can last for many years with good oral hygiene.

Dental Bridge FAQs

An implant secured bridge does not impact adjacent healthy teeth. A traditional bridge requires removing substantial tooth structure from two adjacent teeth to make room to anchor the bridge. Dental implants are a more secure option for obtaining a bridge with out harming healthy teeth, helping to support a stable bite.

A dental bridge can last for many years with proper oral hygiene and regular visits to our Oakton dentist office. The bridge material is resistant to decay and discoloration for a long lasting dental restoration.

Dr. Abbas Ahrabi

Why choose Oakton Dental Center?

Oakton Dental Center provides personalized oral health care for patients and families in the Oakton, VA area and many surrounding Northern VA communities. Dr. Ahrabi has over 15 years of experience and maintains a commitment to continuing education in all aspects of dentistry.

As a team of dental professionals, we are committed to the health, beauty, and longevity of your smile. Through comprehensive care and individualized oral hygiene, we can help you to maintain, restore or enhance your natural smile.