Bridges

Edward H. Chappelle Jr., DDS

General Dentists located in Bowie, MD

Are you ready to bridge the gap? If you have a missing tooth, a dental bridge is an ideal solution. Edward H. Chappelle Jr., DDS, can fit you with the right dental bridge to replace your missing tooth with a natural-looking, strong false tooth. If you would like to learn more about your dental bridge options, call Edward H. Chappelle Jr., DDS, in Bowie, Maryland, or schedule your appointment online today.

Bridges Q & A

What are dental bridges?

Dental bridges are designed to replace missing teeth in the most stable, natural-looking way possible. There are multiple different types of bridges, and the type you use can be tailored to your existing smile. Each type of bridge is designed to stabilize a false tooth in place while minimizing the impacts that stabilization framework has on your smile. The result is a full smile that looks completely natural.

What are the different types of dental bridges?

There are four commonly used dental bridge types:

Traditional dental bridge

If you’re missing a single tooth and have teeth on each side of the gap, a traditional dental bridge could be right for you. This type of bridge uses dental crowns on the teeth on each side of the gap (known as the abutment teeth) to hold the false tooth in place.

Maryland dental bridge

Also useful if you have two natural teeth on either side of the missing tooth, the Maryland dental bridge uses a metal or porcelain framework bonded to the back of the abutment teeth to hold the false tooth in the place.

Cantilever dental bridge

If you don’t have natural teeth on both sides of the missing tooth, a cantilever bridge is a good option. This bridge is similar to a traditional one, except that it affixes the false tooth in place using a crown on only one abutment tooth.

Implanted dental bridge

If you want the sturdiest false tooth possible, your bridge can be affixed to your jawbone via a dental implant.

Can dental bridges be repaired?

Absolutely! Dr. Chappelle is extremely experienced in repairing bridges. He and his staff are dedicated to delivering convenient, comfortable care for you while restoring the beauty of your smile and the strength of your bite. Dr. Chappelle prioritizes quick, effective bridge repair so you don’t have to spend countless hours during the restoration process.

Whether you are missing a tooth and want to explore your dental bridge options or have a bridge in need of repair, Edward H. Chappelle Jr., DDS, is here to help. Call his office in Bowie, Maryland, with any questions you may have or set up your first appointment online today.