When is a Dental Bridge a Good Option?
Article by Pamela Marzban, DDS
Fairfax Cosmetic Dentist
December 19th, 2011
Fairfax cosmetic dentist, Dr. Pamela Marzban, offers several solutions for replacing missing teeth. It is important to replace missing teeth to prevent adjacent teeth from slipping out of place, impacting your bite and the structure of your jaw.
When your missing teeth are spaced or are not adjacent, dental implants may be the best options. Dental implants are the only permanent solution for missing teeth, but the surgical process can take up to one year to complete. This is not always feasible when you are missing several teeth, particularly in a row.
When to Consider Dental Bridges
Dental bridges can be used to hold one or more false teeth into place. Dr. Marzban may recommend dental bridges if you are missing several teeth in a row. While dental bridges are not a permanent solution, with proper care and attention, they can provide structural support and a strong bite for several years. During your initial consultation with Dr. Marzban, the tooth replacement option most ideal for your unique mouth will be determined.