Do you have multiple missing teeth? Try dental bridges. Dr. Keith Boenning and Dr. Nathan Dancykier provide dental bridges to patients in Towson, MD, and the surrounding areas. Removable or implant-secured dental bridges help restore the aesthetics and function of patient’s smiles. Dr. Boenning and Dr. Dancykier specialize in helping patients with damaged or missing teeth. They work with patients as individuals to find the best solutions to their dental problems. Request an appointment with Dr. Boenning or Dr. Dancykier on our website. You may also call our Towson dental office at 410.324.2294.
Types of Dental Bridges
Depending on your specific needs, budget, and oral health goals, we will recommend one of these dental bridge types to restore your smile:
- Removable Dental Bridge: This type of bridge is a short-term solution for missing teeth. Removable restorations like bridges and dentures do not offer the benefits because they require frequent replacement or repair.
- Fixed Dental Bridge: This dental bridge is made of one or more prosthetic teeth supported by teeth on either side of the missing tooth gap. Neighboring teeth often require dental crowns for this treatment. However, some patients may find that dental implants provide a more stable and balanced bite. Implants also combat problems like facial sagging.
The Dental Bridge Procedure
To begin treatment, we will prepare the teeth on either side of the missing tooth gap. Natural teeth capped off with dental crowns are used to anchor the metal and acrylic dental bridge. We will take dental impressions of the teeth and ensure that we select a natural-looking color for the dental bridge. In many cases, will provide you with a temporary dental bridge while the permanent dental bridge is fabricated in a dental laboratory. Once the dental bridge is complete, we will make sure it fits comfortably in the mouth before it is bonded to anchor teeth.
If you require an implant-supported bridge, we will first surgically insert the dental implants into the jawbone. After a healing period of 3 to 6 months, we take dental impressions of teeth used to create the dental bridge. When complete, the bridge will be permanently secured using dental implants.