Dental One Associates of Fairfax
9942 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031

Compare the Pros and Cons of Dental Bridges

Do you want to replace missing teeth and are considering dental bridges? Don’t make your dental decision without reading this expert guide.

The Pros of Dental Bridges

Dental bridges have become one of the most common and convenient dental care options for replacing missing teeth. Dental bridges involve placing two crowns around the gap created by missing teeth that serve as anchors for the replacement teeth filling in the gap. Dental bridges offer a number of benefits, including:

  • May only require one visit to your dental care practice for placement if all the teeth being replaced have been extracted or naturally lost.
  • No bone grafting is needed to strengthen poor bone structure.
  • Lower cost than dental implants, particularly if you need to have multiple replaced.

The Uh-Ohs of Dental Bridges

Dental bridges have many positive attributes, but they also have some negative aspects. It’s important to understand their drawbacks before replacing teeth with this treatment. The following are issues you may consider:

  • Since dental bridges are supported by crowns on adjacent teeth, placing the crowns is likely to damage the healthy tooth structure and put a great deal of pressure on these teeth.
  • You may experience later gum and bone recession because dental bridges do not replace the roots in the bone of missing teeth. This can call for later costly treatments, which can be pricey even with an affordable dentist.
  • Dental bridges must be replaced every 10 to 15 years, which can be costly, even with an affordable dentist. This can make the longer-lasting dental implants much more cost-effective over time.

Talk to your dentists about your dental and personal needs to see if dental bridges are your smile solution.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Fairfax, call Dental One Associates of Fairfax today at (703) 664-1990 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Fairfax. With 6 affiliated practices throughout Virginia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Fairfax, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Fairfax.

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Dr. Miller is very personable and makes you feel very comfortable. My hygienist Masam, was very friendly and did a great job cleaning my teeth.
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Dr Miller is a great dentist. The team there is always nice.
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I have had the best possible dental care in the many years I have been a patient here, and I have already recommended Dr. Miller to others. Excellent care, friendly staff.
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very efficient with years of experience so the the diagnosis and treatment are excellent. very personable
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We have been going to Dr. Miller for over 35 years and have received expert care
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Best dental experience I have ever had. I went in terrified and left very happy and actually able to say I loved the dentist.
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Entire staff is warm and welcoming professional, and highly competent.
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Dr. Miller is the best dentist I have had in my 67 years of life. I have used at least 10 other dentists during my lifetime, and I consider Dr. Miller to be head and shoulders above all the rest.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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