Elevated Dentistry of Charlottesville

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Charlottesville, VA

Dental restorations repair damage to your teeth caused by accidents, injuries, or tooth decay. They provide a safe, quick, and convenient way to restore your smile, as well as your ability to bite and chew. At Elevated Dentistry of Charlottesville, Nicholas Bottorff, DDS, specializes in dental bridge restorations. To schedule an appointment at the Charlottesville, Virginia, practice, call the office, or book online today.

Restorations Q&A

What are restorations?

Restorations are a group of procedures that repair missing, decaying, or damaged teeth. They include crowns, bridges, and dentures. Elevated Dentistry of Charlottesville has special expertise in performing dental bridge restorations.

Dental bridges are a type of oral prosthetic used to fill a space caused by a missing permanent tooth. There are several types of bridges, but all have a false tooth and a supportive framework. 

Elevated Dentistry of Charlottesville bonds the supportive framework to your healthy teeth surrounding the vacant space or a secure dental implant. This restores your smile to a healthy, vibrant condition making it easier to bite and chew.

What types of dental bridge restorations are available?

Elevated Dentistry of Charlottesville offers several types of dental bridge restorations, including:

Traditional dental bridge

A traditional dental bridge has two dental crowns and a false tooth. To hold your traditional bridge in place, your provider bonds the crowns to the healthy teeth on either side of the gap in your smile. Of all the types of dental bridge restorations, traditional bridges are the most popular.

Cantilever dental bridge

If you only have one healthy tooth near the gap in your smile, Elevated Dentistry of Charlottesville might recommend a cantilever bridge. A cantilever bridge has a false tooth and a single crown. Your provider bonds the crown to your single abutment tooth.

Maryland dental bridge

A Maryland dental bridge restoration is very similar to a traditional bridge. The only difference is that it has a metal framework instead of two dental crowns. Elevated Dentistry of Charlottesville bonds the metal framework to the back of your two healthy abutment teeth on either side of the gap in your smile.

Implant-supported dental bridge

If you’re missing two or more teeth in a row, consider an implant-supported bridge. An implant-supported bridge connects to dental implants, small titanium posts placed into your jaw. Of all the types of dental bridge restorations, implant-supported bridges are the longest lasting. 

What type of dental bridge restoration is right for me?

To determine the type of dental bridge restoration that’s right for you, your provider at Elevated Dentistry of Charlottesville conducts an oral exam, reviews your oral health history, and takes oral X-rays. They also ask you about your budget, lifestyle, and goals for treatment.

After gathering the necessary information, Elevated Dentistry of Charlottesville can make recommendations and develop a custom care plan that aligns with your needs.

What if I damage my dental bridge or another restoration?

If you crack, chip, or damage your dental bridge, dental bonding can restore it, or, if necessary, you may need an entirely new prosthetic. Elevated Dentistry of Charlottesville specializes in dental restorations and has the experience and training to restore your smile no matter your individual needs. Don’t hesitate to contact the office if your bridge, crown, or even a filling, needs attention or replacement.

To see if you can benefit from a dental restoration, schedule a consultation at Elevated Dentistry of Charlottesville. Call the office, or request an appointment online today.