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A dental bridge is a beneficial dental restoration that can replace your missing teeth and finally give you the smile results you are looking for. The bridge is made of two or more dental crowns and beautiful artificial teeth. The crowns anchor the bridge to the natural teeth that lie on both sides of the gap in your smile and the artificial teeth fill the gap and improve your oral health and appearance.

What are the benefits of a dental bridge?
There are many benefits of a dental bridge. This successful dental restoration can restore your smile, give you the ability to properly chew and speak again, and maintain the shape of your face. A bridge can also give you the force you need in your bite and prevent remaining natural teeth from drifting out of place.

What is the process of placing a dental bridge?
The process of placing a dental bridge is simple and effective. However, it may require a couple visits to our office. During your first visit, your dentist will prepare the natural teeth that will anchor the bridge in place. Your dentist will prepare those teeth by trimming their enamel to make them a bit smaller. When they are the right size, they will make impressions of those teeth and will send those impressions to a dental lab. While you wait for your permanent bridge to be created, you will be given a temporary bridge to wear.

Once your dental bridge is ready, you will come into our office for your second visit. This appointment will involve your dentist checking and adjusting your new bridge to make sure it fits perfectly in your mouth. Once it is the perfect size and fit, your dentist will cement it into place.

For more information about a dental bridge in Charlottesville, Virginia, or if you would like to talk to your dentist, Dr. Dr. Jennifer Rice and Dr. James Rice, about the possibility of you improving your smile with this restoration, call 434-218-7072 today! Our Crozet Dentist team is more than happy to give you the details and information you need to make the best decision for your smile. We look forward to meeting with you!