Fixed Bridge Restorations: A Stable Solution that Renews Your Smile

Group of three older women with dental bridges smilingSimply put, dental bridges “bridge” the spaces left by missing teeth.  A bridge not only fills the gap, but it also prevents the repositioning of remaining teeth. It can correct a misaligned bite, improve chewing function and speech articulation, and provide internal structure for the face to give you a more youthful appearance. A smile without all of its teeth can pose many problems. Low self confidence, difficulty chewing and speaking, and poor quality of life are only a few of the frustrations patients with missing teeth deal with every day. Dr. Bassiri can give you back your full smile, along with your confidence and total oral function. If you’ve lost teeth due to accident, injury, or gum disease, we can create a permanent bridge to restore your natural smile. If you have questions about crown and bridgework or any other dental prosthetic, contact our Fairfax or Gainesville dental office. We will be happy to discuss the options and schedule your restorative evaluation.

What is a Fixed Bridge?

A fixed bridge is permanently joined onto the neighboring abutment teeth (crowned teeth) and consists of three basic units: the false tooth or teeth (called a pontic) and two abutment crowns. The style of bridge we suggest will depend upon the strength and health the abutment teeth, as well as the location of the gap in relation to the rest of your dentition. Our dental lab creates natural-looking dental bridges made of one or more replacement teeth in a row, anchored to a gum-colored base. As a fixed appliance, a dental bridge cannot be removed by the patient. If healthy adjacent abutment teeth aren't available, a surgically-implanted metal post, known as a dental implant, may offer a solid alternative. For a bridge that replaces many teeth, we may recommend a removable partial denture or implant-supported prosthesis. With proper care, a fixed bridge may last at least 8 to10 years.

Fairfax and Gainesville Fixed Bridge Appointments

With bridgework to complete your smile, you can go about your normal life with confidence knowing that no one will be able to tell you're wearing a dental bridge. If you need an experienced restorative dentist who understands fixed dental bridge placement, contact Dr. Bassiri to schedule your fixed bridge consultation today. Our conveniently located dental offices proudly restore smiles daily throughout the Fairfax McLean area in Northern Virginia, the greater Washington DC Metro area, and the surrounding communities.