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Any sort of tooth decay or tooth damage isn’t a pleasant experience. For a long time, if you had issues with your teeth, you were very limited in how you could treat them, and how effective those treatments were.

Thankfully, that’s not the case in today’s dental world. Now we have a ton of different solutions to help you restore your teeth to their former stellar working order. One of the most used solutions is a dental bridge. Today, we’ll look at what a dental bridge is, and why you may need one.

What is it?
A dental bridge is the name for two or more dental crowns joined together on adjacent teeth. They’re joined together to provide stability and support for the crowns by bridging the crowned teeth to real teeth. This is an effective way of restoring your teeth to their proper function without implants.

Why would I need one?
If you have any sort of damage to the biting surface of your teeth, they’re cracked, chipped, or you’ve had a root canal, you may need a dental bridge. If the tooth or teeth that are damaged aren’t strong enough to support a crown on their own, that’s when you’ll see a bridge used. It literally bridges the gap between healthy and damaged teeth to give you the best possible function of your teeth.

Here at Morrison Dental Group in Richmond, VA, and Chamberlayne, VA, our dentists have years of experience with dental bridges. We only recommend them when they’re absolutely necessary, but the process isn’t one to be worried about or scared of. It’ll quickly get your teeth back in working order.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment here at our office in Richmond, VA, and Chamberlayne, VA, call us today at 804-261-4020. We look forward to your call!