Dr. Adam Schneider, Dr. Katie Staub and Dr. Ekpa Eyoma are proud to offer dental bridges as one of our many restorative dentistry options, helping you regain the full function and appearance of your smile after tooth loss.
Dental bridges are a popular and effective treatment for patients missing one or more teeth. They consist of one or more prosthetic teeth, known as pontics, which are anchored in place by crowns attached to the adjacent natural teeth or dental implants. The bridge works to fill the gap, preventing the surrounding teeth from shifting, which could lead to misalignment and issues with your bite. By distributing the forces in your bite more evenly, the bridge also contributes to improved oral functionality.
The procedure for placing a dental bridge typically requires two or more visits to our office. During the first visit, the adjacent teeth are prepared to accommodate the crowns, and impressions are taken to create the bridge. A temporary bridge is placed to protect the exposed teeth and gums. Once the permanent bridge is ready, the temporary bridge is removed, and the new bridge is adjusted and cemented into place.
Ready to bridge the gap in your smile? Call or text Schneider Family Dentistry today at 240-654-3555 to schedule a consultation with our dentists and discover how dental bridges in Gaithersburg, Maryland, can enhance your smile and improve your oral health.