Are you missing a row of consecutive teeth? Do you want a natural-looking, durable restoration that blends in with your smile? Ask us about treatment with dental bridges. Dental bridges offer restorative dental treatment for patients who are missing one to four consecutive teeth. Dr. Puneet Agarwal is a restorative dentist that offers dental bridge treatment to patients in Marriottsville, MD. He can offer traditional fixed bridges. However, Dr. Agarwal can also choose implant-secured dental bridges if patients have enough jawbone to support their restoration.
Traditional vs. Implant Dental Bridges
We recommend fixed bridges for patients with one or more missing teeth. Traditional dental bridges are prosthetic teeth that are held in place by the teeth adjacent to the tooth gap. These adjacent natural teeth are capped off with dental crowns. However, some patients also benefit from an implant-secured bridge. Patients who do not have healthy natural teeth can benefit from dental implants. A single implant is made of a titanium post, abutment, and crown. We recommend dental implant-secured bridges to support the health of the jawbone and gum tissue.
Dental Bridge Treatment in Marriottsville, MD
Prior to treatment, Dr. Agarwal will examine your smile to determine if implants are a viable option. He may also recommend bone grafting to create healthy bone tissue to support dental implants. Then, he will take scans and impressions of the teeth. The dental impressions are used to create false teeth for the bridge.
Patients who receive implants will require oral surgery. It takes anywhere from three to six months for the implants to fully fuse with the jaw bone. After this healing period, patients will receive their custom bridge. Traditional dental bridges can last from 8 to 10 years. Implant-secured bridges can last 15 to 20 years, while the implants themselves are a permanent part of the smile.
Restore Your Oral Health
Do you want to bridge the gap between your missing and natural teeth? Request a dental appointment with us on our website. You may also call our dental office for treatment today at 410-498-6268. Let us know if you have questions or concerns for us at your next visit and we will be glad to help.