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Do you have missing teeth? If so, our Crossroads Dental team has a recommendation for you: Fix your smile with a dental bridge! A dental bridge is a strong, reliable, and beneficial dental restoration that will replace your missing teeth and give you the smile you’ve always wanted.

A dental bridge in Chesapeake, Virginia, is made of two or more dental crowns and beautiful artificial teeth. The crowns will anchor the bridge into place by clasping onto the remaining natural teeth that lie on both sides of the gap in your mouth. The artificial teeth will lie between these crowns and will complete your smile. To help you know a little more about dental bridges, we are happy to provide the following information:

What are the benefits of a dental bridge?
There are many benefits of a dental bridge. Some of those benefits are:

It can restore your smile.
It can restore your ability to talk and chew once again.
It can help you maintain the shape of your face.
It can give you the force you need in your bite.
It can prevent remaining natural teeth from drifting out of position.

What is the process of placing a dental bridge?
Placing a dental bridge into your smile will be a simple and easy process. However, it will require two visits to our office. Your first visit will involve your dentist trimming the enamel of the natural teeth that will hold the bridge in place. The trimming will help the dental crowns fit over the teeth. Once those teeth are the proper size, your dentist will take impressions of those teeth and will send those impressions to a dental lab. While you wait for your bridge to be created, you will wear a temporary restoration.

During your second visit, your dentist will check the size and fit of the bridge and will cement it into place if it exceeds all expectations.

For more information about dental bridges and the ways they can help you, call 757-541-2168 today and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Lanier. We are more than happy to help you!