Dental Bridges Towson, MD

Dental Bridges An Overview

A dental bridge is often used to replace one or several consecutive missing teeth, permanently replacing missing teeth to restore the function and appearance of your smile. Dr. Welinsky offers personalized care for replacing missing teeth, taking the time to understand your needs for the most successful outcomes.

Replacing missing teeth is important for many reasons, including the prevention of more complex dental problems related to tooth loss that can include:

  • Periodontal disease
  • Shifting of remaining teeth
  • Bite problems
  • Speech problems
  • Changes to your diet

A dental bridge can be removable or fixed, anchored on either side by an existing tooth. In many cases, Dr. Welinsky will recommend capping an existing tooth with a dental crown for added strength and longevity.

Using dental implants, a dental bridge can be a fixed, permanent solution that will provide a lifetime of magnificent smiles. Dental implants will alleviate the need for removing healthy tooth structure from neighboring teeth to support the bridge. Dr. Welinsky will evaluate the condition of your oral health and work with you to determine if an implant supported bridge is the best solution for your needs.

During your consultation, Dr. Welinsky will discuss your personal oral health and cosmetic goals before deciding on a plan that is best suited to your needs.

Dental Bridges What to Expect

A traditional dental bridge that is to be supported by existing teeth will require 2-3 visits for the preparation of the teeth, dental impressions and the placement of the bridge.

If dental implants are being placed to anchor the bridge, Dr. Welinsky will work with a local oral surgeon to coordinate care for the implantation of the post. The use of dental implants has incredibly changed the landscape of restorative dentistry and tooth replacement for both doctor and patient. Dental implants provide several key benefits for dental health that will outweigh the cost over time:

  • Maintains bone structure
    • A very small titanium post implanted in the jaw functions like a tooth root, which will support continued bone growth.
  • No effect on your speech
    • A dental implant looks and functions like a natural tooth and will not alter your speech or pronunciation¬†of your words.
  • Permanent solution
    • A dental implant is secure and permanent which will prevent slipping or moving during your daily routine.
  • No daily maintenance
    • There is no need for daily use of an adhesive with a dental implant. You can speak confidently and eat food with natural biting ability.

Dental Bridges FAQs

How do I care for a dental bridge?

Dr. Welinsky will discuss proper care of your new dental bridge which will vary depending on the type of bridge being placed. For all new bridges, daily brushing, flossing and routine dental care is important for the best long term result.

Dr. Kevin Welinsky DDS

Why choose Welinsky Dental Care?

Dr. Kevin Welinsky is a Baltimore native and second generation dentist serving patients and families in the Towson, Parkville and greater Baltimore area. Dedicated to providing the best possible patient experience, Dr. Welinsky, and our office team emphasizes the importance of patient education as the foundation for your dental care in our office.

We offer comprehensive dentistry for the maintenance of your oral health and work with patients on an individual basis to achieve specific goals for restoring or enhancing smiles.