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There are several types of bridges. A fixed dental bridge is a non-removable appliance that is used to replace the missing teeth. A removable bridge (denture) is a prosthetic that is also used to replace missing teeth but is removable for cleaning, resting etc.
During your consultation with Fairfax, VA dentist; Dr. Hang Le, we will discuss the best dental bridge options for your particular case.
Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to shift resulting in a bad bite. This can also lead to gum disease and other disorders.
Fairfax VA Restorative Dentist, Dr. Le will typically recommend a fixed bridge
The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal. This type of bridge consists to two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to artificial teeth (pontics), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years, however they may need replacement or need to be re-cemented due to normal wear.
Fixed Bridges should be treated same way as natural teeth and patients should brush and clean their teeth at least twice a day and make regular dental visits.