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Dental Bridges – Millersville, MD

Seamlessly “Bridge” the Gaps in Your Smile!

 patient with a dental bridge in Millersville

If you’re missing a few of your teeth, chances are you don’t like the situation. After all, gaps between teeth look unpleasant, hurt your self-confidence, and damage oral health. Fortunately, there’s a great way to fix the problem: a dental bridge in Millerville! With it, Dr. Tran and the Transcendent Smiles team can and do restore all sorts of smiles. To learn more about the treatment, just keep reading or book a consultation with us.

What is a Dental Bridge?

A close-up of a dental bridge in Millersville

Put simply, a dental bridge is a device that replaces one or more missing teeth. It consists of a replacement tooth (i.e., pontic) with materials fused to its sides. Thanks to said materials, the prosthetic is held in place by abutment teeth on either side of the gap. For that reason, a bridge normally stays secure over time.

Good candidates for dental bridges meet the following conditions:

The Types of Dental Bridges

A worker making a dental bridge in Millersville

Before we can give you a dental bridge, we need to know which type is best for you. (Bridges, unfortunately, aren’t one-size-fits-all.) As such, your first treatment visit will be a consultation with Dr. Tran. For this appointment, she’ll learn your smile goals, the results you want from the procedure, and your medical history. By getting these facts, our office can then suggest (and make) a bridge suited to your needs.

A 3D illustration of a traditional dental bridge in Millersville

Traditional Dental Bridge

The traditional one (per its name) is the more popular of the two kinds of bridges. Using dental crowns, it secures itself to abutment teeth that sit next to your smile gap.

One downside to this bridge is that it removes some enamel to accommodate its crowns. In exchange, though, it gives you lifelike results due to using ceramic and porcelain.

 A dentist showing an implant dental bridge in Millersville

Implant Bridge

Unlike a traditional bridge, an implant one doesn’t use dental crowns. Instead, it’s fixed to your jaw with dental implants. The latter restorations fuse with your jawbone, so the treatment is permanent and stable.

Given its unique features, an implant bridge has more perks than the other type. Not only does it not slip when you speak or eat, but it also doesn’t alter your surrounding teeth.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Bridge

A woman happy with her dental bridge from Millersville

Left untreated, tooth loss causes severe and long-term problems. However, a dental bridge resolves such issues by offering the following:

Ultimately, a dental bridge in Millersville could do you good. That being the case, call our office and book your first visit!