As the name suggests, a dental bridge fills the gap where there are a number of missing teeth. By installing a bridge, Drs. Midgette and Alice can restore the missing teeth and give you the confidence to smile again. Crowns are normally used on each side of the gap, which act as supports for the bridge. Our dentists can then attach false teeth to the bridge and fill the gap. This treatment is different from partial or full dentures, as there is a limit to how many teeth a bridge can replace.
A bridge also relies on viable anchors on either side of the gap. If the adjoining teeth cannot support caps, then the bridge won’t have an anchor. Drs. Midgette and Alice will assess your teeth to ensure they are able to support the installation of a bridge. If you are not a viable candidate for a bridge, there are other restoration options available depending on your circumstances.
Experienced Cosmetic Dentist in Richmond, VA
Technically, a dental bridge qualifies as both a restorative and cosmetic dental treatment. As such, you will want a dentist with the right qualifications and experience. Gardner & Midgette has been providing restorative and cosmetic dental treatments in Richmond, VA for over 40 years. He has the expertise needed to assess your personal needs and recommend the best solutions for your specific circumstances.
Traditionally, one of the failings of dental bridges has been a failure to fully assess the patient’s dental health. With Drs. Midgette and Alice, those concerns are not an issue. We use advanced scanning technology, so our dentists can determine the strength and viability of your bones and gums before installing a bridge.
During your next checkup or at your earliest convenience, feel free to speak to Gardner & Midgette about your suitability for a dental bridge. We can provide you with this low-cost treatment which will restore function and improve the appearance of your teeth. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.