Dental Bridge Rockville, MD

Dental Bridges in Rockville, MD

Dental bridges are custom-fabricated dental restorations that replace lost teeth. They’re an effective restorative dentistry treatment for a single missing tooth and can replace consecutive missing teeth. Dr. Ali Sarkarzadeh and Dr. Sina Farzin can secure a dental bridge to adjacent healthy teeth. They can also anchor a bridge in place using dental implants for added oral health benefits.

Our Rockville dentists encourage patients to replace their missing teeth as soon as possible. Missing teeth can jeopardize the integrity of your bite and the function of the jaw. Patients with lost teeth are more likely to develop additional oral health concerns as well. Dr. Sarkarzadeh uses the latest in dental technology and modern dental materials to provide natural-looking and comfortable results.

Our dentists recommend replacing missing teeth with implant-supported dental bridges. A fixed dental bridge provides the most natural replacement for missing teeth. The success rate of implant-supported bridges is 35% higher than traditional bridgework. Additionally, dental implants promote jawbone growth, preventing both bone shrinkage and gum recession associated with traditional bridges and dentures.

Dental Bridge Treatments

Treatment using dental bridges will vary depending on the personal needs and goals of the patient. Every patient will receive a personalized oral health exam and treatment plan. We will determine which style of dental bridge will best support your long-term oral health.

Traditional Dental Bridge

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Our dentists can secure a traditional dental bridge using adjacent teeth. Dr. Sarkarzadeh prepares the teeth by removing a substantial amount of the tooth structure to make room for the bridge. While this is the traditional method for securing a bridge, it does compromise the structure and health of the anchor teeth. Many patients will require further maintenance and care in the future.

After preparing the teeth, Dr. Sarkarzadeh will take digital impressions of the prepared teeth. We will send the molds to our dental lab to create the final restoration. We may provide you with a temporary bridge while you wait for your new dental bridge.

Once we receive the final product from our dental lab, we will call you back into our dental office for the final fitting. You will leave with a beautiful new prosthetic that looks exactly like your real teeth.

Implant-Secured Dental Bridge

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Dr. Ali Sarkarzadeh and Dr. Sina Peter Farzin work together to provide patients with comprehensive dental implant treatment options. Dental implants can successfully secure for improved oral health. Dental implants help to retain the structure of the jaw bone and prevent further deterioration or tooth loss. With routine dental hygiene and oral health exams, dental implants can last for many years without further maintenance.

Dr. Farzin is a highly trained oral surgeon. He works from our Rockville dental office to provide patients with in-house dental implant treatments. Patients benefit from our full-service implants, enjoying a more streamlined experience without the need for visits to specialists.

Dr. Farzin will surgically implant at least two dental implants. After surgery, you will need about three to six months of healing time to allow the implant post to fuse with the surrounding bone. This creates a durable foundation for the bridge and replacement root structure. Once healed, you will return to have your custom bridge secured to your implants.

Cantilever Bridge

A cantilever bridge is similar to a traditional dental bridge, but with a different method of anchoring. Instead of connecting to it two teeth on both sides of the gap, the dentist will secure the prosthesis to one or two teeth one side of the gap. Dentists typically use this type of bridge to replace a single tooth. The teeth or tooth much be healthy and have a strong root structure to support it. This type of bridge is less common due to the added strain on the supporting tooth.

Maryland Bridge

A Maryland dental bridge is a more conservative option that uses two natural abutment teeth on either side of the gap as anchors. Unlike traditional bridges, it uses metal or porcelain wings that the dentist will bond to the back of the abutment teeth for support, requiring less preparation of the adjacent teeth. This makes it an ideal choice for replacing a missing tooth, especially in areas with lower bite force, and it is commonly used for front teeth replacements.

Dental Bridge FAQs

Are you looking for a tooth replacement option? A dental bridge may be your best option. This is a popular choice to replace one or more missing teeth in a row on the top or bottom arch. Often our patients have concerns about the process and aftercare. Please read through the answers to these frequently asked questions about bridges to learn more.

Does a dental bridge damage your teeth?

With a traditional bridge, we shave down the teeth to use as anchors for the prosthetic. Implant-secured bridges will not damage or affect your natural teeth at all. Your bridge will not damage teeth while you are wearing the prosthetic.

How do I take care of my dental bridge?

Clean a dental bridge the same way you clean your natural teeth. Brush twice a day, and use mouthwash to keep your bridge and teeth healthy and plaque-free. Flossing is a key part of keeping your appliance clean and free of food and debris. Every day you need to floss around and under the bridge. This will remove any trapped food particles and help keep cavities and infections at bay. You do not have to use special products to maintain your bridge.

What happens if you get a cavity under a bridge?

Although the attached crown protects anchor teeth, they are still vulnerable to infection. This is much more likely if the patient has widespread tooth decay, severe cavities, or serious gum disease. A tooth continues to decay under the bridge if you don’t completely remove the decay before the procedure.

What causes pain under a dental bridge?

You will adjust to a new dental bridge after a couple of days. If your bite doesn’t feel right, or the bridge is rubbing against your gums, visit our dentist for an adjustment and recommendations. Our Rockville dentists can help alleviate any discomfort after treatment.

How long will my dental bridge last?

Your dental bridge will last between five to fifteen years. However, it is possible for it to last longer with proper oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist. Your daily habits and how well you care for your teeth and gums will directly affect the lifespan of your new bridge. While they are durable, they are not indestructible. You can break from trauma, misuse, and bad oral hygiene habits. To make yours last as long as possible, follow your dentists instructions on how to care for your dental bridge.

Will my dental insurance cover my dental bridge?

Most dental insurances provide some coverage for bridges. However, the extent of the coverage varies from plan to plan. We advise all of our patients to contact their dental insurance providers to see what type of coverage they offer for dental bridges and how much they are responsible for paying.

Schedule a Consultation for a Dental Bridge in Rockville, MD

If you are ready to replace your teeth, schedule a consultation for on our website, or give us a call at (301) 276-4694 anytime. Congressional Dental Care can provide you with a custom dental bridge in Rockville, MD to restore your smile.