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Your confident smile is our goal.  To get it you’ll need healthy teeth and healthy gums, and you’ll need a dentist with cosmetic dentistry expertise – to get the shape, position, and color of your teeth just right for you.  Whether you need porcelain veneers or a full-mouth restoration, Dr. Forbes and the team at Capital Dental Design in Richmond can help you every step of the way.

Dental Bridges in Richmond, VA

Dental bridges are an effective restorative dentistry option that are often recommended for patients missing one or more teeth. There are several different types of bridges, including implant-supported bridges, Maryland, cantilever, and traditional. Having a dental bridge placed will improve your functionality, reduce your risk of developing future oral and health issues, and restore you back to having a bright, full smile.

At Capital Dental Design in Richmond, we can restore your beautiful smile and ability to make full use of your teeth. To learn more about dental bridges, please refer to the following, or schedule an appointment today. We proudly serve patients throughout Richmond and the surrounding area, including neighborhoods like Southampton, Stratford Hills, Westover Hills, Bon Air, Libbie and Grove, Church Hill, The Fan, Westham, Museum District, and Mooreland Farms.

At Capital Dental Design, we are committed to providing you with effective, considerate care and helping you get the bright, beautiful smile you have always wanted!

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Dental Bridge Process

The dental bridge process will begin with an initial consultation, during which Dr. Forbes will evaluate and scan your mouth to determine if you are a viable candidate for dental bridges. If it is determined that dental bridges are the best treatment option for you, you will need to return an additional two to four times to complete the dental bridge process. Prior to placement of your dental bridge, it will be necessary to first reshape the surrounding teeth. We will numb this area to eliminate any discomfort during this process. Dental sedation is also available to ensure you experience minimal discomfort and are able to remain relaxed while the procedure is performed.

Following preparation of the teeth, impressions of the shaped teeth are made and sent to a laboratory, where your customized bridge will be made to match the color of your surrounding teeth and fit comfortably. During this time, a temporary bridge may be fitted to protect your teeth. Once your bridge has been constructed, you will return for one final visit, at which your bridge is cemented in place after any modifications are made to ensure the fit is comfortable and the look of the bridge is natural.

Advantages of Dental Bridges

There are several unique and important advantages to dental bridges, which include the following:

  • Improves overall strength and health of your teeth and gums
  • Reduces your risk of developing oral health issues in the future
  • Prevents surrounding teeth from moving into the gap
  • Preserves a properly aligned bite
  • Improves speech
  • Secure and comfortable
  • Restored ability to enjoy more types of food
  • Improved nutritional absorption and digestion
  • Restores your natural healthy-looking smile, which can increase your confidence, improve your social life, and may even create new professional opportunities

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Aftercare Instructions

Aftercare instructions will be provided following placement of your dental bridge. It is important to closely follow these and the following instructions to reduce your risk of complications and have a fast recovery period. If you experience temperature sensitivity, using a sensitive-formula toothpaste may help alleviate this sensitivity.

Once you have completed the healing process, you can begin to take care of your dental bridge just like your natural teeth. Brush and floss around the bridge twice daily (at least) and follow a balanced diet that is not overloaded with foods that are sugary or acidic. It is also important to avoid foods that are sticky, crunchy, or hard, as they can damage the bridge. Additional steps you can take to preserve the health of your implant includes drinking more water, especially after every meal and using a mouthwash and/or fluoride toothpaste.

Finally, the most important step you can take to preserve your oral health and avoid the need for additional procedures is to schedule a regular examination with us at least twice a year, or with greater regularity if you are at an increased risk of developing oral health issues. These visits ensure that Dr. Forbes can evaluate your oral health and identify issues before they develop into something worse. They also allow us to perform one of our three types of dental exams: a limited exam (for specific concerns), comprehensive exam (thorough examination of your overall oral health followed by treatment recommendations), or our signature exam, which includes the comprehensive exam as well as a full head and neck exam and ideas for a Digital Smile Design.

Cost of Dental Bridges

Several factors will determine the total cost of dental bridges, such as the severity of your case, if dental sedation is necessary, and whether the procedure is covered (and if so, how much) by your dental insurance plan. Prior to scheduling any procedure, we will discuss the anticipated costs, verify your benefits (if applicable) to determine out-of-pocket costs, and answer any questions you may have about billing.

If you are not covered under a dental insurance plan, or if you are simply interested in saving money, consider joining the Capital Dental Design Membership Plan. Although we make every effort to keep our services affordable for all patients, joining our membership plan allows us to save you even more money by covering the cost of preventive care such as cleanings, exams, and routine x-rays. We also offer discounts of 10-15% on other dental services offered at our clinic. To learn more about our membership plan, payment options, or anticipated costs, contact our office today!

If you have not joined us as a patient yet and/or if you would like to schedule an appointment to determine whether dental bridges are right for you, contact us today online or call us directly at (804) 320-8894.