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Bridging The Gap In Your Smile

  • October 6, 2016

Bridging The Gap In Your Smile

Do you hate seeing that empty space in your smile when you look in the bathroom mirror? Tired of having trouble chewing or even talking? Call Dr. Ki today at 703-552-2530 to get a dental bridge. With this restorative dentistry treatment, your smile will be complete again.

You Need All Of Your Teeth

In today’s modern world, there’s no need to live without a full set of teeth. Even missing just one can make it harder to chew and eat the foods you love. (Try eating peanuts with a missing molar or corn on the cob without a front tooth.) Depending on what tooth is missing, you could have trouble pronouncing words correctly.

Then there’s your smile. Who wants to see an empty space in a smile? It’s not a conversation starter. It’s something most people are embarrassed about.

That’s why you need to call our Fairfax, VA dental office today for a dental bridge. With a dental bridge, you will fill that space with a beautiful, natural-looking replacement tooth.

What Are Dental Bridges?

This restorative dentistry treatment is replaced a lost tooth with a replacement that looks and feels natural. At our Fairfax, VA dental office, Dr. Ki will take careful measurements of your smile. This is so the lab can make a replacement tooth that fits in that gap. The replacement is even colored to match your smile. This way, it looks normal.

Each dental bridge is made up of three dental crowns.

  • Two are put on the teeth next to the gap.
  • The third is the replacement tooth.

Dr. Ki will bond the replacement to the two crowns. This creates a sort of “bridge” that fills in the space left by that missing tooth. By calling us today, you can schedule an appointment to finally fill in that space with a dental bridge.

How Dental Bridges Are Placed

When you come into our Fairfax, VA dental office for a dental bridge, Dr. Ki will first carefully examine your teeth. Then she will take careful measurements to determine how to make the bridge. If you have opted for an implant-secured dental bridge, Dr. Ki will also use digital X-rays to make sure your jawbone is healthy enough for the implant.

One the lab has made your dental bridge, Dr. Ki will carefully remove a thin layer of enamel from the teeth getting the crowns. This way, they will sit flush with the rest of your teeth and look more natural. Dr. Ki will bond the dental crown in place. Because she has placed many dental bridges, she knows how to position it just right.

The Two Kinds Of Dental Bridges

At our dental office, you can choose between two different kinds of dental bridges: traditional and implant-secured. Not all patients can get either, so Dr. Ki will thoroughly explain the differences and help you make an informed choice.

Traditional dental bridges: With this restorative dentistry treatment, you will not need any oral surgery. That saves you time and money. Two dental crowns are placed on the teeth neighboring the space in your smile. A third crown is bonded to the others right in that space. This keeps the replacement tooth held strongly in the gap.

Call us today and request an appointment for a traditional dental bridge. It’s more affordable, and it safely helps your smile took complete. When Dr. Ki gets the bridge in place, you’ll also have all of the teeth you need to chew normally.

Implant-supported bridges: This is sort of a mix of traditional dental bridges and dental implants. You still get a dental crown serving as a replacement tooth. However, it’s held securely in place with an implanted artificial root. This does require surgery, but it provides much more stability to the dental bridge. The root also helps keep your jawbone from deteriorating.

By calling our Fairfax, VA dental office today, you can schedule an appointment for an implant-supported bridge. You still get a complete smile, but now you can get increased support and jawbone health.

Call us today at 703-552-2530 to schedule your appointment for a dental bridge. Whether you get a traditional bridge or implant-secured bridge, you will get the replacement tooth you need. Dr. Ki has the training and experience needed to make sure this restorative dentistry treatment is done right. With a dental bridge, your smile will be complete again.

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