Dental Bridges Reston, VA

Dental Bridges An Overview

A dental bridge is a custom designed dental restoration used to replace missing teeth. A dental bridge can be used to replace a single missing tooth or to replace several consecutive missing teeth. With advancements in dental technology, dental bridges have improved in appearance and function affording patients with a more stable and natural result.

Ridgetop Dental designs high quality, ceramic dental bridges. Using state of the art digital diagnostics and 3-D smile design software, Dr. Datta and our dental care team are able to create natural looking dental bridges that will enhance the aesthetics of your natural smile.

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Types of Dental Bridges

A dental bridge can be made removable or secured using dental implants for a more stable and permanent option. Dr. Datta can provide personalized treatment recommendations for your tooth replacement needs during a consultation.

Removable Dental Bridge: A traditional bridge uses prepared neighboring teeth as anchors. If neighboring teeth are in good health, this type of dental bridge could put unneeded stress on the teeth, leading to premature wear or cavity formation.

Dental Implant Secured Dental Bridge: For most patients, Dr. Datta will recommend securing a bridge with dental implants due to their long term benefits to both daily quality of life and oral health. Implants eliminate the need to compromise otherwise healthy adjacent teeth for support. They also promote continued bone growth, preventing both bone shrinkage and gum recession associated with traditional bridges as well as proper alignment of the teeth. Ridgetop Dental offers complete care in one location for dental implants, including the placement of implants to secure a bridge or denture.

Dental Bridges What to Expect

Receiving a dental bridge is a multi-step process that will result in a healthier, more beautiful smile. The dental bridge process begins with pre-treatment planning and a personalized oral health consultation. Dr. Datta will analyze your oral health and the viability of your bone to determine if you are a candidate for a dental implant supported bridge. Your Ridgetop Dental dentist will provide you with all of your treatment options and will take the time to explain the benefits of each choice.

The dental bridge can be anchored in place with support from adjacent teeth. Your dentist will remove substantial enamel from the teeth. Once the teeth are prepared, your dentist will take digital images of your teeth and begin the design process of creating your custom ceramic bridge.

If patients choose to anchor their bridge with dental implants, Dr. Datta will coordinate the implant surgery. Our Reston, VA dentist office handles all phases of the implant procedure in-house. Once the implants are placed and fully heal, a custom dental bridge will be fit and secured in place. Most patients will wear a temporary restoration while their implants heal, typically for 3-6 months.

Dental Bridges FAQs

If I already have a bridge can I secure it with implants?

In many cases, yes. If you have a bridge that you are unsatisfied with, ask a Ridgetop Dental dentist if you qualify for a dental implant secured bridge. Patients who choose implant secured bridges enjoy a more stable and comfortable bite and do not have to fear that their bridge will slip or fall out.

What are the benefits of an implant supported dental bridge?

Dental implants provide patients with long term benefits including:

  • Stable bite and tooth alignment
  • Beautiful, confident smile
  • Natural function
  • Decreased risk of oral disease
  • Supports bone growth and stablitly
Will my dental bridge ever feel natural?

Absolutely. Like anything else, change can be strange at first but you should begin to not feel or notice them a few weeks after your procedure. From that point, they will feel as natural as your other teeth!


Why choose Ridgetop Dental?

Dr. Datta and the team of dental professionals at Ridgetop Dental in Reston, VA offer a full range of general, restorative and cosmetic dental services under one roof. From disease prevention to implant dentistry, you can expect experienced oral health care delivered in a caring, personalized manner. Our office is designed with the patient experience in mind, from massage dental chairs to sedation dentistry options for anxious patients.

Dr. Datta is a leading Northern Virginia dentist for the treatment of complex dental problems and missing teeth. His advanced training and expertise help patients rebuild damaged smiles with results that are natural looking and lasting.