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Dental Bridges

We understand that your smile is an important part of who you are; missing teeth can take a serious toll on your health and self-esteem.

 

Dental bridges are customized restorations that are designed to blend with your smile in terms of fit, function, and aesthetics. 

 

At Smiles for Life, serving the Harrisonburg, VA, area, we offer traditional and implant-supported bridges to replace missing teeth.

Dental Bridges

We understand that your smile is an important part of who you are; missing teeth can take a serious toll on your health and self-esteem.

 

Dental bridges are customized restorations that are designed to blend with your smile in terms of fit, function, and aesthetics. 

 

At Smiles for Life, serving the Harrisonburg, VA, area, we offer traditional and implant-supported bridges to replace missing teeth.

Visit one of our offices in Staunton or Bridgewater to find out which option is best for you. We are committed to helping you find solutions that benefit every aspect of your smile.

Visit one of our offices in Staunton or Bridgewater to find out which option is best for you. We are committed to helping you find solutions that benefit every aspect of your smile.

Do You Qualify for Dental Implants?

If you’d like to find out if you are eligible for dental implants and which options would be best for your situation, click here to take our 60-second online quiz.

Do You Qualify for Dental Implants?

If you’d like to find out if you are eligible for dental implants and which options would be best for your situation, click here to take our 60-second online quiz.

Download our dental implant pricing & information guide

Fill out the form below and we will email/text you the guide along with a $350 savings offer!

The guide will show you

  • Dental Implant Options
  • Average Pricing
  • Factors that Affect Eligibility
  • And More… 

Are Patients Who Choose Bridges
Happy with Their Results?

Before and After Photos

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Before

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After

This patient has implant-retained, fixed bridges on his upper and lower arches that blend in with his natural smile. To help him afford this life-changing treatment, we billed many services through Medicare, which offered him significant savings. We are Medicare Certified Providers and will help you seek coverage for more affordable treatment.

Are Patients Who Choose Bridges Happy with Their Results?

Before and After Photos

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Before

large_image_1614711912

After

This patient has implant-retained, fixed bridges on his upper and lower arches that blend in with his natural smile. To help him afford this life-changing treatment, we billed many services through Medicare, which offered him significant savings. We are Medicare Certified Providers and will help you seek coverage for more affordable treatment.

Dental Bridge Options

A dental bridge, or pontic, is designed to replace missing teeth. The custom restoration can be supported by neighboring teeth or by dental implants.

Traditional Bridges

 

A dental bridge, sometimes called a partial denture, is designed to replace one or more missing teeth to restore the balance, function, and appearance of your smile. Traditional bridges, or the pontic, rely on dental crowns that are placed on each adjacent healthy tooth for support.

 

This approach offers several benefits to patients. Total treatment time is much quicker because surgery is not required. This also results in a lower treatment cost. In many cases, dental insurance will cover the full cost of a traditional bridge. In addition, implant-retained restorations offer the best stability.

 

The downside is that traditional bridges require each healthy surrounding tooth to be shaved down to accommodate the dental crowns; also, this dentistry treatment doesn’t prevent jawbone atrophy, which results in changes in the shape of the dental arches and face over time.

Dental bridges help fill the gap in your smile.

Implant-Supported Bridges

 

Bridges can be attached to dental implants, which are titanium posts designed to replace lost tooth roots. Implants require surgery, but they allow you to avoid the alteration of healthy teeth, and are the only solution that can prevent jawbone atrophy after teeth have been lost.

 

Though implants require a greater investment of time and money than a traditional bridge, we usually recommend that patients consider this option due to the many benefits it provides. If you are in good periodontal health and are a non-smoker, you are likely a candidate for dental implants.

Implant supported dental bridges are available in Staunton and Bridgewater.

Dental Bridge Options

A dental bridge, or pontic, is designed to replace missing teeth. The custom restoration can be supported by neighboring teeth or by dental implants.

Traditional Bridges

 

A dental bridge, sometimes called a partial denture, is designed to replace one or more missing teeth to restore the balance, function, and appearance of your smile. Traditional bridges, or the pontic, rely on dental crowns that are placed on each adjacent healthy tooth for support.

 

This approach offers several benefits to patients. Total treatment time is much quicker because surgery is not required. This also results in a lower treatment cost. In many cases, dental insurance will cover the full cost of a traditional bridge. In addition, implant-retained restorations offer the best stability.

 

The downside is that traditional bridges require each healthy surrounding tooth to be shaved down to accommodate the dental crowns; also, this dentistry treatment doesn’t prevent jawbone atrophy, which results in changes in the shape of the dental arches and face over time.

Dental bridges help fill the gap in your smile.

Implant-Supported Bridges

 

Bridges can be attached to dental implants, which are titanium posts designed to replace lost tooth roots. Implants require surgery, but they allow you to avoid the alteration of healthy teeth, and are the only solution that can prevent jawbone atrophy after teeth have been lost.

 

Though implants require a greater investment of time and money than a traditional bridge, we usually recommend that patients consider this option due to the many benefits it provides. If you are in good periodontal health and are a non-smoker, you are likely a candidate for dental implants.

Implant supported dental bridges are available in Staunton and Bridgewater.

Dental Bridge Candidacy

During your initial dental consultation, our dentists will perform an exam with detailed x-rays and scans to determine your candidacy for traditional or implant-retained dental bridges.

Dental Bridge Candidacy

During your initial dental consultation, our dentists will perform an exam with detailed x-rays and scans to determine your candidacy for traditional or implant-retained dental bridges.

Insurance

We accept many types of insurance and will work with your provider to get as much coverage as possible for your services.

Financing

Insurance

We accept many types of insurance and will work with your provider to get as much coverage as possible for your services.

Medicare

Financing

Are Dental Implants Right for You?

The right restoration can transform your smile.

Patient with missing teeth before receiving dental implants in Bridgewater.
Patient showing off his new dental implants in Bridgewater.

Are Dental Implants Right for You?

The right restoration can transform your smile.

Patient with missing teeth before receiving dental implants in Bridgewater.
Patient showing off his new dental implants in Bridgewater.

Contact Our Dental Practice

Schedule an Appointment

Our dentists are committed to finding the best solutions, taking into account your health needs, aesthetic dental goals, and budget considerations. We serve patients from throughout the Harrisonburg, VA, area at our Staunton and Bridgewater offices. To learn more about the various types of dentures and which one may be right for you, contact our dentistry practice online to ask a question or request an appointment. You can also reach us by phone.

Drs. Whiting and McIntyre provide cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, Invisalign, general dentistry, and more to patients in Staunton and Bridgewater, as well as Harrisonburg and Waynesboro.

Contact Our Dental Practice

Schedule an Appointment

Our dentists are committed to finding the best solutions, taking into account your health needs, aesthetic dental goals, and budget considerations. We serve patients from throughout the Harrisonburg, VA, area at our Staunton and Bridgewater offices. To learn more about the various types of dentures and which one may be right for you, contact our dentistry practice online to ask a question or request an appointment. You can also reach us by phone.

Drs. Whiting and McIntyre provide cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, Invisalign, general dentistry, and more to patients in Staunton and Bridgewater, as well as Harrisonburg and Waynesboro.

Our 5-Star Reviews

from our Patients

Our 5-Star Reviews

from our Patients

Download our dental implant pricing & information guide

Fill out the form below and we will email/text you the guide along with a $350 savings offer!

The guide will show you

  • Dental Implant Options
  • Average Pricing
  • Factors that Affect Eligibility
  • And More… 

The Cost of Dentures

Our team will take your budget into account. Implant-supported dentures and Fountain of Youth dentures often cost more, but the superior comfort and function prove worthwhile for many patients. During your consultation, we can provide you with a quote and discuss payment plans that help you budget for any services your insurance does not cover. Our practice accepts many convenient payment options for our Harrisonburg, VA, patients.

Insurance

Most dental insurance providers will cover the complete cost of traditional dental bridges because they are considered medically necessary to improve a person’s oral health. However, the cost of implants may not be covered. We will check your plan’s coverage and seek as much reimbursement as possible for your care.

Financing

What to Expect During Dental Bridge Treatment

After choosing the type of bridge you wish to receive, you will either undergo crown placement on adjacent teeth or undergo implant placement surgery.
Depending on your treatment needs, we can offer sedation dentistry options such as oral medication or IV sedation to help you feel comfortable throughout treatment.
The treatment area is prepared for your bridge. This will either involve removing some enamel from adjacent teeth to accommodate the crowns of a traditional bridge or the placement of dental implants. If implants are placed, you will require a three to six month healing period at this point.
Our dentists will take impressions of the tooth and send them to our dental lab to fabricate the bridge.
Skilled technicians will customize your bridge, or pontic, to replace your missing teeth and blend in with your smile. Crowns will be added to the prosthesis if we are placing a traditional bridge. The fabrication process can take about two weeks.
In many cases, we can place a temporary bridge to restore your oral health and appearance while you wait for healing and the fabrication of the custom bridge.
When your bridge is complete, our dentists will check to make sure it fits comfortably before bonding it into place.

What to Expect During Dental Bridge Treatment

After choosing the type of bridge you wish to receive, you will either undergo crown placement on adjacent teeth or undergo implant placement surgery.
Depending on your treatment needs, we can offer sedation dentistry options such as oral medication or IV sedation to help you feel comfortable throughout treatment.
The treatment area is prepared for your bridge. This will either involve removing some enamel from adjacent teeth to accommodate the crowns of a traditional bridge or the placement of dental implants. If implants are placed, you will require a three to six month healing period at this point.
Our dentists will take impressions of the tooth and send them to our dental lab to fabricate the bridge.
Skilled technicians will customize your bridge, or pontic, to replace your missing teeth and blend in with your smile. Crowns will be added to the prosthesis if we are placing a traditional bridge. The fabrication process can take about two weeks.
In many cases, we can place a temporary bridge to restore your oral health and appearance while you wait for healing and the fabrication of the custom bridge.
When your bridge is complete, our dentists will check to make sure it fits comfortably before bonding it into place.

See If Dental Implants Are Right for You

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Our Amazing Patients

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