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Dental Bridges

Are you missing a tooth, or maybe a row of them, and looking for a reliable solution that will fix your smile and restore your bite?

Our dental bridges are a safe, dependable solution that look like your natural teeth and can last for years.

Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dental Care in Joppa, MD, offers a selection of bridges, from traditional to implant-supported options.

What Is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a row of artificial teeth, called pontics, that span the gap in your smile and are anchored by a crown. They can be designed to replace a single missing tooth or a row of teeth.

Drs. Mohamed Saccoh and Chih Shee at Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dental Care in Joppa, MD, create beautiful bridges using high-end IPS e.max®, which offers optimal translucency and durability for stunning results.

Your Choices in Dental Bridges

Unlike many practices, the dentists at Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dental Care in Joppa, MD, have the advanced training and sophisticated technology to offer a full range of dental bridges to meet our patients' varied needs. We offer both traditional bridges and implant-supported bridges and can provide all the services needed for your bridge at our practice so you don't have to go from place to place for dental care.
Traditional Bridge

Traditional Bridge

A traditional bridge has two crowns at either end of the bridge with pontics (false teeth) in between. The crowns are attached to nearby natural teeth that are reshaped to hold them. A traditional bridge can typically hold up to three pontics, but are not recommended for longer stretches of missing teeth.

Implant-Supported Bridge

Implant-Supported Bridge

Dental implants are small posts that can be inserted into the jaw to support a dental bridge. Implant-supported bridges can span longer stretches of missing teeth than a traditional bridge. Since implant-supported bridges are self-supporting, they do not require altering nearby teeth for support.

Are You Missing Just One Tooth? You May Not Need a Bridge

If you are missing only one tooth, you can fill the gap with a dental implant and a dental crown instead of an entire bridge. Implants are the preferred method to replace missing teeth since the implant stimulates bone growth in the tooth socket.

While the implant process takes longer than getting a conventional bridge, many patients feel the implant's oral health benefits are worth the extra time.

Implant-supported crown

Which Type of Bridge is Best for Me? Request a Free Consultation

Traditional bridges are a fast, affordable solution to missing teeth. However, patients looking to shore up their long-term oral health can benefit from an implant-supported bridge, which stimulates bone growth in the jaw, keeping it strong.

However, your choice in a dental bridge may also be dictated by conditions in your mouth, such as the strength of neighboring teeth and the condition of your jaw.

To get all the information you need to make an informed decision, we suggest requesting a free consultation at Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dental Care in Joppa, MD, with one of our dentists, Drs. Mohamed Saccoh and Chih Shee. Our dentist can examine your mouth, discuss your goals, and give an expert recommendation based on your needs.

Leave a message online or call to request a free consultation:

(410) 679-4500

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A Closer Look at Traditional Bridges

With a traditional bridge, the teeth on either side of the gap are reshaped to accept the dental bridge.

Treatment Timeline For Traditional Dental Bridges

Traditional dental bridges have a quick turnaround time and can usually be placed in just two office visits. Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dental Care in Joppa, MD, features the latest in dental technology, from digital x-rays to intraoral cameras. This wealth of technology gives our dentists an advantage in creating bridges that are comfortable and natural-looking. Here is a typical timeline for traditional bridges.
We craft dental bridges out of high-end dental materials, such as IPS e.max®, for beautiful, long-lasting results.
We craft dental bridges out of high-end dental materials, such as IPS e.max®, for beautiful, long-lasting results.

Consultation

One of our dentists will examine your mouth, taking imaging scans that we can use to determine which treatments would best suit your needs.

Preparing Your Teeth

For a traditional bridge, nearby teeth will be reshaped so they can support the dental bridge.

Taking Impressions

After the teeth have been shaped, our dentist will take a custom impression of the treatment area. This will guide the creation of your dental bridge. Your dentist will also create a temporary bridge for you to wear while your permanent one is fabricated.

Creating the Bridge

Using the impression as a guide, the dental bridge will be sent to a trusted local lab for fabrication, which typically takes a couple of weeks. Our dentists will carefully match the color of your bridge so that it blends in with your natural teeth.

Bridge Placement

At your next visit, your dentist will check the fit of the permanent bridge in your mouth. To ensure a comfortable fit, he will make any necessary adjustments. When both of you are pleased with the result, the dental bridge will be cemented into place.

Are you looking for the added health benefits from implant-supported bridges? Learn about dental implants:

Do You Have Lots of Failing Teeth?

If you have several teeth that are failing or if you are missing a number of teeth, you might be on the fence as to what to do. Dr. Saccoh can perform an overall assessment of your mouth and map out different dental scenarios for you to think about. In addition to bridges, you may want to consider dentures or partial dentures.

Dr. Mohamed Saccoh

Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dental Care

The team at Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dental Care provides comprehensive treatments using state-of-the-art technology so that you and your family can enjoy beautiful and healthy smiles. Our dentists are members of professional associations including:

  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • International Association for Orthodontics
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
  • Maryland State Dental Association

To schedule an appointment at our Joppa, MD dentist office contact us online or call (410) 679-4500.

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