Dental Bridges–Waldorf, MD

Replace Your Missing Teeth Today

All-ceramic dental bridges

Teeth are meant to last for a lifetime, but that doesn't happen for many Americans. 120 million adults have lost at least one tooth. Thankfully, you don't have to live with a gap in your smile. At Open Smiles Dental, we provide high-quality dental bridges that look and feel natural to replace missing teeth.

Why Choose Open Smiles Dental for Dental Bridges?

  • High-Quality Materials
  • Personalized Treatments
  • Natural-Looking Results

What is a Dental Bridge?

Model of a dental bridge

If you've lost one or more teeth in a row, you might be a candidate for a dental bridge. Your dentist will take an impression of your mouth to recreate the portions of your lost teeth above the gum line. The restoration is carefully crafted to match the appearance of your real teeth to provide seamless results.

Types of Dental Bridges 

All-ceramic dental bridge

You have more options than ever when replacing a lost tooth. After examining your mouth and learning more about your preferences, your dentist will recommend either:

Traditional Dental Bridge

A traditional dental bridge has been used for generations to replace one or more consecutive lost teeth. A bridge is held in place by bonding dental crowns over the adjacent teeth. This provides a convenient, affordable solution to complete your smile using a method that can last for 10 to 15 years before needing to be replaced.

Implant Bridge

As an alternative to placing crowns, you can recreate the entire structure of your lost tooth using dental implants. A dental implant consists of a titanium post that's inserted into the jaw to mimic the root. An abutment is placed on the post to connect a customized restoration. If you're missing multiple teeth, 1 to 2 dental implants can be used to anchor your bridge to your jawbone. This creates the next best thing to your real teeth using a solution that has over a 95% success rate and can last for 30 years or longer.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Bridge

Implant-supported dental bridge

Losing even a single tooth can affect your self-esteem and quality of life. Not to mention, a missing tooth is more than an aesthetic problem. A bridge can resolve the complications of tooth loss while providing many benefits, including:

  • Improve Your Confidence: Your restoration will blend in with your real teeth, so no one will know it isn't part of your natural smile, so you'll look and feel your best.
  • Improve Your Oral Health: Missing teeth can increase your risk of dental problems, like cavities, gum disease, and additional tooth loss. A bridge provides your remaining teeth with the support they need to keep your mouth healthy.
  • Long-Lasting Solution: Bridges are designed to provide long-lasting results with their proper aftercare, like brushing and flossing.
  • Affordable and Convenient: Dental insurance can be used to offset the cost of a bridge. Our office also accepts a variety of payment methods to keep a complete smile within your budget, like CareCredit.

Don't let a missing tooth be the focal point of your smile. You can enjoy a confident, beautiful smile again with a dental bridge. If you’re ready to treat your missing teeth, request an appointment through our website or call (240) 788-2566.