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Do you have missing teeth in your smile? Rice Dentistry of Nellysford is pleased to offer dental bridges to help our patients in Nellysford, Virginia speak and chew normally again after losing teeth in their smiles. Drs. Jennifer and James Rice have helped many of our patients smile again after tooth loss with the help of dental bridges.

What are dental bridges? These oral prosthetics literally bridge gaps in your smile from missing teeth. Bridges are constructed from two or more dental crowns which sit on both sides of the gap. The remaining anchoring teeth, known as abutment teeth, anchor the false middle tooth, or pontic.

You may consider a dental bridge if you want to restore your smile and chew and speak normally again. A bridge will also maintain your facial structure, as well as keep the surrounding teeth from shifting out of place. And finally, it will protect your bite by redistributing the chewing force correctly.

Eating with a bridge is easier than with missing teeth, once you adapt to having the device in your mouth. With missing teeth, it is harder to speak properly, and with your bridge, you will be able to speak with ease again. Taking care of your bridge means brushing and flossing and using an antibacterial mouthwash to keep away tooth decay and gum disease. With proper daily care along with routine dental checkups, your bridge can last ten or more years.

If you are ready to replace missing teeth in your smile, our Rice Dentistry of Nellysford team invites you to call 434-218-7020 to find out if a dental bridge is the right solution for you. Drs. Jennifer and James Rice are here help restore your smile in Nellysford, Virginia for years to come!