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Virginia Bridge Dentistry

Describe a dental bridge.

Dental bridges are a frequently chosen rectum dental procedure. Over time, teeth might deteriorate and fall out. However, losing a tooth as an adult requires therapy, even if it is relatively typical in childhood, and the tooth will eventually fall out. Our digestive system, which includes our teeth, is very important. Lack of comfort when eating or speaking might result from missing teeth. You should be aware that a missing tooth might make a person lisp.
Conversely, filling these spaces is simple with dental bridges. While dental bridges function similarly to dental implants, the process is extremely different. Dental bridges virginia may be a better option if the patient has two healthy teeth to the right and left of the gap where they are missing teeth. The tooth that serves as a bridge is held securely in place by two other teeth.

What Is a Dental Bridge Used For?

Missing teeth are treated with dental bridges. Dental bridges are false teeth used to fill gaps left by missing teeth. Even though they do the same thing, dental bridges are easier and less painful than dental implants. To support the dental bridge, a healthy tooth should be present to the right and left of the patient’s missing teeth. Patients need healthy teeth on at least one side if they miss both healthy front teeth. Since dental bridges are fixed to neighboring teeth. In essence, the teeth next to them are the framework they support. One tooth can be treated, but it won’t last as long as a fixed bridge for two teeth.

Virginia Bridge Dentistry

What is a Fixed Bridge?

A fixed dental bridge is a prosthetic device that replaces multiple missing teeth. In reality, several Crowns are joined and rest on teeth that have previously been lowered so that the Bridge rests on these filed teeth, and, in this way, the new teeth are attached to the adjacent pieces.In other cases, we join several Implants using Implant Supported Bridges to replace the missing pieces.A Bridge can be from 2 to 14 pieces and be supported on a certain number of pillars depending on its length.Crowns and Bridges are prostheses that effectively restore the function of dental pieces and provide an aesthetic improvement that favors the recovery of the Patient’s smile.Both are very resistant prostheses, which is why they represent an adequate treatment for Patients with:

  • Brittle teeth that a cavity has weakened.
  • Fractured or destroyed .
  • Teeth restored in previous treatments.
  • Very worn teeth, among other causes, due to bad biting habits.
  • Teeth that need to be covered because they suffer serious changes in color and/or shape.
Porcelain crowns also allow modifications of the teeth in shape and color, close spaces between them and make small twists without doing an orthodontic treatment.

Types of parts

The pieces placed on Implants can be of 2 types:

  1. Cemented on pillars screwed to the implant
  2. Screwed directly into the implant


After a thorough first exam, you and your doctor will devise a treatment plan. The steps for fitting a bridge are quite similar to those for fitting a crown and include the following:

1. Grinding the molars or teeth

The pillar teeth, also known as the molars, are ground to make room for the bridge component. If a local anesthetic is required, you will receive it so you won't experience any pain during the treatment.

2. Create an oral model

After the jaw is ground down, a precise impression is made of it so that the bridge element can be put in the right place. This impression is used in the dental lab to create a plaster replica. The bridge is subsequently created using this model

3. Select a color

The bridge can attach to your teeth in a way that looks very natural. You and your dentist choose your bridge's colour from a chart. The dental laboratory then produces this. An impression of your other jaw is taken to ensure a perfect fit.

4.Bridge Placement

After the bridge element is prepared, the temporary crowns are removed. The bridge is then fixed using specialized cement. The excess cement can be scraped away, and your crown will be ready in a few minutes.

When is a Dental Bridge Necessary?

If you are missing two or more teeth, a bridge is placed if there is not enough of the original tooth left to place a crown on it.


This with the aim of:


  • To make your teeth look better.
  • To prevent teeth and molars from becoming crooked and growing further:
  • With missing teeth or molars, the teeth of the other jaw can grow in the direction of the open space, making them longer.
  • Teeth or molars on both sides of the open space can grow together, causing them to become crooked.


Ordinary Bridge A normal bridge is attached to two teeth, called molars. These two pillars are located on either side of the open space. In the middle is a dummy. This is a fake tooth to fill the gap.

Free-Ending Bridge A free-ending bridge is used if the missing tooth is at the end of your teeth. The bridge is still attached to two teeth, or molars. This cannot be done on both sides, so two teeth on one side are used as pillars. Next to the pillars is the fake tooth, or dummy, that replaces the missing tooth.

Etching Bridge If the teeth next to the hole are still in very good condition, it would be a shame to grind them away. An etching bridge is a fake tooth or dummy that is not glued with pillars but with retention wings. Retention wings are bonded with glue to the back of the teeth next to the hole.

Dental Crowns and Bridges have a lengthy lifespan. Still, the Patient must perform proper Oral Hygiene, brushing the mouth with fluoride toothpaste and flossing after each meal.