Dental BridgeAn Overview
Dr. Nadder Hassan encourages patients to replace missing teeth as soon as possible. Missing teeth can jeopardize the integrity of the bite and function of the jaw. Patients with missing teeth are more likely to develop additional oral health concerns. Gum disease, bone recession, and additional tooth loss are all more common in patients with missing teeth. A dental bridge is an effective treatment for a single or multiple consecutive missing teeth.
Dr. Hassan offers dental bridges as a replacement option for missing teeth at his Centreville, VA dentist office. A dental bridge is a custom fabricated dental restoration designed to “bridge” a gap between teeth. A dental bridge is either secured to adjacent healthy teeth or can be anchored in place using dental implants for added oral health benefits.
Types of Dental Bridges
Removable Dental Bridge – Typically, a removable dental bridge is reserved for short term solution. A removable bridge may be used to maintain tooth position while a patient is preparing to have a fixed dental bridge or dental implant.
Implant Supported Dental Bridge – This option involves a fixed dental bridge secured by dental implants. Implant supported dental bridges have a 35% higher success rate compared to traditional bridgework and they eliminate the need to degrade adjacent teeth. Additionally, dental implants promote continued bone growth, preventing both bone shrinkage and gum recession associated with traditional bridges and dentures.
Dr. Hassan and his staff are completely amazing! They really know how to make you feel like family. I am grateful to have found such an amazing Dentist, who's done such an amazing job. I would recommend Dr. Hassan to everyone!Beverly F.
The best dentist and support staff my family has ever encountered. I have a serious fear of dentists and Dr Hassan and his whole office has treated me with respect and understanding with solutions to my irrational craziness... They have managed my care with such kindness and empathy i feel…Ginette B.
My husband and I have been looking for a good dentist for a long time. We've tried four dentists before and every time just got disappointed because instead of providing a good service, they tried to get as much money from us as they possibly could. Today, I went to…Anna D.
I went here for my first visit. I'm beyond terrified of doctors and they were the most accommodating people I've ever met. They were so gentle with me and never once talked down to me. I can't tell them how much I appreciate what they have done. Since I haven't…Joey R.
Dental Bridge What to Expect
Replacing missing teeth with a dental bridge will be a multi-step process. Dr. Hassan begins with a comprehensive evaluation to examine the health of the teeth, gums, jaw joints and other support structures. You may have an existing dental bridge or have teeth that need to be extracted.
If you choose to use dental implants, a treatment plan will be put in place first requiring the surgical implant of the titanium post. We offer dental implant services all under one roof to maintain our high standard of quality of care for our patients. If adjacent teeth are being used to anchor the bridge, Dr. Hassan will prepare the teeth by removing enamel.
The dental bridge will be fabricated according to Dr. Hassan’s specifications. You may have a temporary bridge to wear in the intermediate time period. In approximately 2 to 3 weeks from your initial visit, you will return to our Centreville, VA dentist office for the delivery of the final restoration.
Schedule a Consultation
Manassas Smiles offers consultations to discuss your dental concerns and evaluate your oral health. We offer dental bridges in our Manassas, VA and Centreville, VA area dentist office as a solution for missing teeth. Call us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hassan!