Replacing missing teeth is important for many reasons, including restoring a good quality of life on a daily basis. Missing teeth cause a variety of problems for patients and compromise long term dental health.
Woodbridge dentist Dr. Joseph Cavallo, DDS, MAGD provides several options for missing teeth, including cosmetic bridges and dentures for a custom, comfortable fit.
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If you are searching for a dentist in the Manassas, VA, Stafford, VA, Springfield, VA, or Woodbridge, VA area that offers dentures for missing teeth, contact Dr. Cavallo today. Schedule an appointment to learn what the best dental treatments are for you.
Dr. Cavallo designs dentures that will both look and function much like your natural teeth, varying the colors and translucency to provide a custom, confident fit. Dr. Cavallo also seeks to ensure that your jaw and its muscles remain in harmony. This reduces stress on your jaw, relieves pain and makes you look more youthful and revitalized.
Dr. Cavallo also offers implant supported dentures, which are fixed in place using four or more strategically placed dental implants. These type of dentures cannot be removed, except by a dentist.
Compared to removable dentures, implant dentures offer more benefits in terms of bone retention, stability and speaking ability.
About Dental Bridges
A dental bridge is a series of artificial teeth. The bridgework is supported by an anchor on either side of the gap to hold the false tooth in place.
A bridge can be supported in three ways: by natural teeth, dental implants, or a combination of the two. When the natural teeth are used to support the bridgework, a dental crown is typically placed to provide additional support and stability.
A dental bridge is a viable treatment option for anyone with one or more missing teeth. They may be either fixed or removable and our dentist can help you choose which type is right for you.
We follow a simple process for treatment with dental bridges. This process begins with a comprehensive evaluation to examine the health of the teeth, gums, jaw joints and other support structures. You may have an existing dental bridge or have teeth that need to be extracted. Regardless of your condition, the dentist will create a personalized treatment plan that fits your needs, goals and budget.
The dental bridge will be fabricated in a dental laboratory. You may have a temporary bridge to wear in the intermediate time period. In approximately 2 to 3 weeks from your initial visit, you will return for the delivery of the final restoration.
Dental Bridge FAQs
How much does a dental bridge cost?
The cost of a dental bridge will depend on the number and location of the missing teeth as well as the type of bridge and materials chosen. [Dentist Name] accepts all dental insurance and will handle all necessary billing and paperwork. Additionally, we offer financing through CareCredit for patients who are concerned about cost.
Can you repair broken bridgework?
Although dental bridges are built to last a long time, problems still sometimes arise. Dr. Cavallo does offer dental bridge repair. If a bridge happens to chip, break, or come loose, you should contact Dr. Cavallo right away. Depending on the extent of damage, we may be able to cement the bridge or replace it all together.
How do I take care of my dental bridge?
A dental bridge should be brushed and flossed just like natural teeth. The dentist will show you a special technique to floss under and around the artificial tooth or teeth. It is also important to visit the dentist at least twice a year for routine examinations.