A dental bridge is an oral appliance that bridges a gap between one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges are attached to teeth adjacent to the space left by a missing tooth, and used to hold an artificial tooth into place. This makes the hold for your false tooth much more secure than tooth replacement options such as dentures.
Types of Dental Bridges
Fairfax cosmetic dentist, Dr. Pamela Marzban, offers our patients three different kinds of dental bridges:
- Traditional bridge – These bridges are anchored to dental crowns placed over adjacent teeth on both sides of the missing tooth or teeth.
- Cantilever bridge – These bridges are used when only one tooth is available for anchoring the bridge next to the space left by missing teeth
- Maryland bond bridge – These bridges are anchored with a set of plastic teeth and gums
Depending on the unique needs of your smile, Dr. Marzban can help you determine what type of bridge will be best suited for you.
If you live in or around Burke, Fairfax, or Fairfax Station, Virginia and are interested in learning more about your options for replacing one or more missing teeth, please contact Dr. Pamela Marzban to schedule an initial consultation today.