A gap in your smile can leave a gap in your life, whether you’ve had a tooth knocked out, lost teeth due to gum disease, or are missing teeth for any other reason. Here at Virginia Biological Dentistry in Glen Allen, VA, we understand – and we are here to help. With individual attention and customized treatment plans, we help each patient find the best solution for his or her unique needs.
In generations past, a fixed dental bridge was the most popular way to replace a missing tooth. This restoration is composed of two dental crowns and a false tooth, fused into a single unit. Traditionally, the procedure would take several weeks to complete.
Bridges are still commonly used, though today’s restorations are higher in quality and more convenient that those of the past. With new CEREC technology, dental bridges can be created right here in our office.
The benefits of a dental bridge include:
For patients seeking a longer lasting restoration with more convenient oral hygiene, dental implants are usually a better solution. An implant acts as an artificial tooth root. It is surgically placed in the jawbone, and provides a solid foundation for the tooth replacement. Depending on the number of missing teeth, one or several implants may be used. They can be topped with specially designed crowns, bridges, or dentures.
The benefits of dental implants include:
Call (804) 381-6238 to schedule an appointment at Virginia Biological Dentistry.