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Dental Bridges in Alexandria

Restoring Missing Teeth

Improve your smile with dental bridges from King Centre Dental. Gaps from decayed, broken, or otherwise unrepairable teeth can greatly impact your smile and your bite, leading to speech impediments, misalignment, pain, and other issues. Our dentist can restore missing teeth with a dental bridge, or realistic false teeth that hold surrounding teeth in place to prevent shifting and misalignment.

Continue reading to learn more or call our Alexandria dentists at (703) 854-9955 to schedule an appointment.

How Do Bridges Work?

Bridges usually go hand-in-hand with crowns with the purpose of replacing a missing tooth. It works by placing a crown on each tooth next to the space of the missing tooth. A false tooth will then be suspended and cemented between the crowns to literally bridge the gap.

This dental procedure is beneficial for:

  • Replacing one or more missing teeth
  • Preventing temporomandibular joint or TMJ disorder
  • Distributing the forces in your bite properly
  • Aligning your jaw
  • Preventing remaining teeth from moving out of position
  • Maintaining your smile and face shape

    Types of Bridges

    There are three common varieties of dental bridges, and your dentist will help you figure out which one is right for you.

    These include:

    • Traditional, where two crowns anchor a pontic, or porcelain tooth that rests between them.
    • Resin bonded, where wings are securely fastened to the natural teeth. Resin bonded bridges can be made out of a variety of materials.
    • Cantilever, when there is only one tooth on one side of the gap.

    The Procedure

    We will schedule at least two visits to our office. During the first, we will thoroughly examine your mouth and teeth then administer a local anesthetic to file the remaining teeth. This will make the teeth small enough to fit a crown over. Your dentist will then take a mold for the lab to use as a guide and a temporary bridge will be fitted.

    When the permanent bridge is ready, you will come back, the temporary bridge will be removed, and the new bridge will be cemented into place. We may also suggest a test period where we will use a temporary adhesive to ensure the bridge is comfortable before cementing it into place.

    Are Dental Bridges Right for You?

    If you are considering a dental bridge to improve the appearance of your teeth, our Alexandria dentists can help. Visit our office today so we can examine your teeth and determine the right solution to fit you’re your unique needs.

    Schedule an appointment today by calling (703) 854-9955 or contact King Centre Dental online.

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    Patient Information

    Going to the Dentist

    Shouldn't Be Like Pulling Teeth
    • Full-service dentistry solution

      We provide a wide variety of services and procedures to address all of your dental needs under one roof.

    • Competent and trustworthy dentists

      Dr. Clark and the team at King Centre Dental provide quality dental care to patients in the Alexandria area.

    • Treatment for patients of all ages

      We treat patients of all ages, providing anything from general dentistry to reconstruction.

    • State-of-the-art technology

      We stay up-to-date on the most effective dental procedures and use state-of-the-art technology.

    • Compassionate, patient-centered care

      We believe in taking the time to truly understand your dental needs, goals, and lifestyle.

    • Sedation for patients with dental anxiety

      In order to make our patients comfortable, we offer sedation for dental anxiety.

    • Accessible hours, including on Saturday

      Because it can be hard to find time for the dentist, we offer convenient hours to fit your busy schedule.

    • Comfortable, pampering environment

      We have created an atmosphere where everyone can feel comfortable, relaxed, and at home.

    PATIENT TESTIMONIALS

    A Good Smile is Worth the While
    • “They are a wonderful addition to this community. I hope I get to work with them more!”

      Marcia E.

    • “Personable, patient and willing to help you!”

      Bianca P.

    • “They will be given all my future dental needs.”

      Laurie C.

    • “Handled my husband's dental phobia with patience and charm.”

      Pat P.

    • “Dr. made it easy this time. All that worry for nothing!”

      Frank P.

    • “Dr. Jones was so sweet & was able to get my son to open his mouth without a fight.”

      Jes F.

    • “Dr. Clark has restored my faith in gentle dentistry.”

      Paul R.

    • “Hands down, the best office staff, hygienists in the area!”

      Melanie H.

    • “I look forward to being a patient of his for many years.”

      Judy H.

    • “I not only feel wonderful, I look much better based on the comments I receive daily.”

      Former Patient

    • “I don't dread going to the dentist anymore.”

      Carleen A.

    • “I would give more stars if I could!”

      K.W.

    • “Dentist and assistants were very knowledgeable and friendly”

      Russ C.

    • “I smile all the time now just because I can! ”

      Former Patient

    Associations

    • Academy of International Dentistry
    • Academy of General Dentistry
    • Oral Aesthetic Advocacy Group
    • ICOI
    • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
    • American Board of Oral Implantology