What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a permanent restorative procedure designed to replace a missing tooth or several consecutive teeth and to recreate your smile. A bridge consists of an anchor tooth on either side of the space left by the missing tooth and at least one pontic. A pontic, which is an artificial tooth, can be made to match the color, shape and size of your teeth to give you the most pleasing smile possible.

What are the benefits of a bridge?

Dr. Rita D. Wright may recommend a dental bridge for you in order to avoid complications that can lead to an increased chance of gum disease and difficulty speaking or chewing. Dental bridges can also stop your natural teeth from shifting position. Dental bridges are made for stability, and with proper care, dental bridges can last for several years. To care for your bridge, good oral hygiene is extremely important. If you have any questions about the advantages of a dental bridge in Woodbridge, Virginia, please feel free to contact us today. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile you deserve.