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Does your smile make you uncomfortable? Are you missing any teeth? If so, you may be a perfect candidate for dental bridges in Millersville, MD.

Dr. Brian Valle, P.A. with Functional & Cosmetic Dentistry in Millersville, Maryland, will provide excellent care for your dental needs with professionalism and expertise. He will walk you through the benefits and the process of getting dental bridges so that you can make the right decision for your health. 


What Are Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges fall under the category of Restorative Dentistry. By definition, bridges connect or “bridge” a gap between two teeth where a tooth may be missing. Dr. Valle will fill in the space with an artificial tooth. A dental bridge covers up and protects the gap in your mouth to give it a more uniform appearance.

How Much Do They Cost?

The cost of dental bridges can vary depending on different factors, such as the number of teeth we replace and the materials used for the bridge. The best way to get an accurate estimate of the cost of a dental bridge is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Valle. During the consultation, he will evaluate your specific needs and provide you with a personalized treatment plan that includes the estimated procedure cost. Other options, like dental implants, may be discussed to provide you with the best solution. 


What are the Benefits of Getting Dental Bridges?

There are several both physical and emotionally positive benefits to receiving a dental bridge.

  • You will have more confidence in smiling and showing your teeth when they are healthy and well-cared for. Speaking and eating in front of others becomes more comfortable and relaxing since you will not be tempted to hide your mouth.
  • A bridge will stop the teeth immediately next to or surrounding a gap from moving or misaligning. The bridge will mitigate any future need for realignment or other oral health issues resulting from the shifting of those surrounding teeth.
  • When teeth do shift, that movement can sometimes lead to bone loss. Dental bridges can hold teeth in place, so your facial structure is maintained, and they can help prevent bone loss at the jaw.
  • If gaps or missing teeth have affected your speech, a dental bridge will correct those issues and help you enunciate and speak more easily.


What is the Process of Getting a Dental Bridge?

After meeting with us and determining that a dental bridge is the best course of action, Dr. Valle will decide on the type for your particular situation. 

  • The first step will be to shape or contour the anchoring teeth. These are the teeth on either side of the gap or missing tooth.
  • We’ll take a digital scan of the contoured teeth. We’ll use these scans to provide a model for a permanent crown.
  • We will place a temporary crown over each anchor tooth and corresponding gums to protect them until we place the permanent crown.
  • Once the permanent crowns are ready, we will affix them to your anchor teeth. You may have a follow-up appointment to ensure a proper fitting and bite so that you have the best fit and comfort possible.


Dental Bridges in Millersville, MD

When you require high-quality dental care and bridges, go to the best in Millersville, Maryland. You will receive the care you need to improve your smile at Dr. Brian D. Valle, P.A. In addition to dental bridges, we offer dental implants, dentures, and much more! Dental bridges are an effective solution for when you have a space between your teeth. Go ahead and contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brian Valle today. We proudly serve the Millersville area and are just down the road from you in Severna Park and Millersville. Give yourself the gift of confidence and health with a new smile.