Valley Dental Associates
9199 Reisterstown Road, Suite 206B, Owings Mills, MD 21117

An Abridged Guide to Dental Bridges

Do missing teeth make you feel like you’re missing out on life? Discover how dental bridges can give you a great-looking full set of teeth.

Bridge the Gap from Missing Teeth

If you’re missing teeth due to damage or decay, dental bridges are a simple and affordable way to replace the teeth you’ve lost. Dental bridges are popular with both patients and family dentistry specialists because they can improve the appearance, function, and health of your smile. While they serve a similar purpose as dentures, dental bridges are different because they are permanent, which makes them much more secure and comfortable.

A dental bridge is placed through bonding onto either the natural teeth or dental implants beside the missing tooth. These serve as bases called abutments. The number of abutments you have will depend on the number of teeth you’re missing. Then, the replacement tooth gets attached to a dental crown placed on each abutment and your smile is good as new.

Three Types of Dental Bridges

According to dental care experts, there are three types of dental bridges. Your family dentistry specialist will determine and discuss your dental needs and recommend one of these bridges:

  1. Traditional Bridge – The most common type of dental bridge made of either porcelain or a porcelain covering over metal.
  2. Cantilever Bridge – This kind of dental bridge is typically used when abutment teeth are located on only one side of the missing tooth or in areas of the mouth that are under less stress.
  3. Maryland Bonded Bridge – Dental care experts refer to this as a resin-bonded bridge, and it is only used in the front of the mouth, which has a weaker bite. It is made of an artificial tooth that is fused to metal bands and then cemented to the abutment teeth with a special resin.

The Cost of Care

The cost of dental bridges varies by the type you choose and the location of your dental care practice. Your family dentistry specialist will discuss all of your options to help you find the most affordable answer for a better smile.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Owings Mills, call Valley Dental Associates today at (443) 898-1240 or make an appointment.

Valley Dental Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Owings Mills. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Valley Dental Associates, 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 Valley Dental Associates.

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The dental tech was so knowledgeable, and proficient at cleaning my teeth, that I almost fell asleep!
Tracy T.
I’ve been coming to Dr. Gorman for over 20 years and have always received excellent care. He listens and takes my best interest of my visits.
Yvonne W.
The friendly environment and wait time is awesome.
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Dr Gorman and staff are very thorough and sincerely concerned about patient dental health.
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I have already recommended two of my friends to this office. They are very professional and friendly.
Alicia H.
The services are always stellar.
Kody T.
I love them. They are the best. My husband and I have been with them for 15 years. You are guaranteed great service.
Debbie I.
I was well satisfied with my diagnosis.
Hildegarde F.
Dr Gorman is the best. I’ve been coming to him since my kids were 3 and 5. That’s about 23 years. I’m a baby when it comes to the dentist and he always makes me feel comfortable.
Theresa P.
Very pleasant customer service from the time of appointment to check out
Melissa G.
I had my first appointment here last week, based on a recommendation. I was so pleased with the visit. The staff was friendly and professional, and I was taken back almost immediately. Dr. Gorman […]
Regina R.
Excellent service and professionalism as usual. Very satisfied.
Nicholas L.
Everyone is so nice. The hygienist I had (Matt) was very patient with me, and cleaned my teeth gently. He was very personable. Dr. Gorman is always friendly, knows I don’t care to come to […]
Michele S.
I have been seeing Dr. Oppenheim for years and he is the reason
James V.
I thought this particular treatment was going to be painful during and after but that wasn’t the case. It was a good experience (for the dentist) , and even a better experience afterwards when […]
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patient care, as soon as you walk to the check in desk
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Just went for a hygienist appointment. I had the best visit! No cavities and my teeth feel great. The staff is very friendly and helpful.
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Friendly, do good work, I like the people who treat me
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  • Monday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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