Valley Dental Health

Cockeysville Dental Bridges


About Dental Bridges

Valley Dental Health in Cockeysville, MD offers a wide range of dental services, including Dental Bridges. Our experienced team of dentists, Dr. Ashley Izadi and Dr. Roham Rafat, are committed to providing the highest quality of care to ensure your dental health. To learn more about our Dental Bridges services, call us at 410-666-1178 or visit our website today.

Key Takeaways

Today’s dentistry has evolved to provide specialized treatments to address almost any dental health problem and help patients maintain their natural teeth. Dental bridges are a treatment option for replacing missing teeth and Dr. Roham Rafat is a trained specialist in periodontics and perio-prosthodontics in the Hunt Valley area.

Restorative dentistry is available from Valley Dental Health to Baltimore County residents, and can repair and strengthen a damaged tooth or replace a missing one. Dental implants and bridges are offered to replace a missing tooth, with implants providing the most comfortable, natural-looking, and functioning results.

Types of dental bridges include removable and fixed, with fixed being more secure and stable. Dental bridges and implants both have advantages for replacing missing teeth, with implants providing the best long-term option.

Dental bridges require reducing healthy adjacent teeth and do not replace the tooth at the root, which can lead to bone loss. An implant-secured bridge is secured to dental implants and can last over 10 years with proper care.

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Today’s dentistry has evolved into a number of specialized fields that can address almost any dental health problem and help patients keep their natural teeth in good health for a lifetime.

Dental bridges are one of the treatment options we offer for the replacement of missing teeth. Dr. Roham Rafat is a trained specialist in periodontics and perio-prosthodontics. We are one of the most qualified dentists in the Hunt Valley area for advanced restorative dental procedures.

In simple terms, a dental bridge is a series of artificial teeth. A dentist will attach it to existing teeth using crowns or to dental implants. A dental bridge may be used to replace one or more missing teeth and can either be removable or fixed. Dental bridges can last five to fifteen years when properly prepared and maintained.

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Alternative Restorative Procedures:

Restorative procedures can repair and strengthen a damaged tooth, avoiding the need for a tooth extraction. It is always in the patient’s best interest to keep their natural teeth as this also supports a healthy bite.

Losing a tooth can lead to bone loss in the jaw and shifting of other teeth, which can disrupt the natural function of the bite.

At Valley Dental Health, we offer restorative dentistry to Baltimore County residents. We have extensive post-graduate education in the treatment of complex dental problems. Dr. Izadi and Dr. Rafat have been selected as Baltimore’s Top Dentists and volunteer their time to serve on the University of Maryland Dental School faculty.

Restorative dentistry can also replace a tooth that is missing or too damaged to repair. Valley Dental Health offers dental implants and dental bridges for patients who have lost a tooth.

Dental implants offer the most comfortable, natural-looking, and functioning results and can also help to stabilize bone loss because of the implanted post that fuses with the bone and becomes a natural part of a patient’s occlusal system.

Dental crowns

A dental crown is often used to repair a damaged or decayed tooth, providing a “cap” that will strengthen and secure the tooth;

Dental veneers

Also used for cosmetic changes, veneers can also be used to repair minor tooth damage and maintain the integrity of a natural tooth;

Dental implants

Often considered the best long-term option for replacing missing teeth, implants function much like a natural tooth.

Modern dentistry emphasizes the importance of supporting the health of our natural teeth with preventive care and restorative procedures.

Types of Dental Bridges

  • Removable Dental Bridge – Generally, a removable dental bridge is only suitable as a short-term solution. Removable bridges are generally less expensive than fixed bridges. However, they are also less stable. A removable bridge can help to maintain tooth position while a patient is preparing to have a fixed dental bridge or dental implant.
  • Fixed Dental Bridge – A fixed dental bridge is more secure and stable than a removable one. Either teeth or dental implants can hold a fixed dental bridge in place.

Dental Bridge vs. Dental Implant

If you have multiple missing teeth, you are probably comparing options of replacing the teeth with either dental implants or a dental bridge. There are advantages to each type of treatment.

In general, Dr. Rafat supports a dental implant option to restore the most natural function and health of the mouth. Some patients may not be a candidate for dental implants because of their bone structure or the location of the missing teeth.

In those cases, a dental bridge may be the best option. Either way, our dentists will help you make the best decision.

Dental Bridge FAQs

What are the disadvantages of dental bridges?

To have a bridge placed requires reducing healthy adjacent teeth. This essentially means you will be damaging them to accommodate the bridge. Also, a bridge will not replace the tooth at the root. This will eventually lead to bone loss. The only way to avoid these issues is to replace your missing teeth with a dental implant-secured restoration.

What is an implant-secured dental bridge?

A dentist can secure a dental bridge to dental implants instead of adjacent teeth. They will insert the implants into the jaw bone on both sides of the gap created by missing teeth. The dentist then secures the bridge, made up of two crowns with a pontic in the middle, to the implants.

How long does a dental bridge last?

This will depend on many factors, including your oral care habits, your diet, and your overall lifestyle. People who take good care of their health and oral health seem to have a bridge with a longer lifespan. If you take the proper steps to care for the bridge, it can last over 10 years or longer before you need to replace it.

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What Our Amazing Patients Say

Kim Abbott
Kim Abbott

Fantastic place, everyone is very friendly & thorough from the office staff to the dentist . I’m Getting full implants.
They explained everything & answered all of my 900 questions. Every visit is a great experiance , no more anxiety.
I will be going back again ! So happy I found Valley Dental !

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Kurt Yearwood

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Brittany Murray
Brittany Murray

The staff are all very friendly and make you feel right at home. I especially love Tiffany at the front desk, she’s the best! I have been coming here for about 6 years now and haven’t had any complaints. I got to meet Dr. Gear and she was fantastic. She took her time to explain the preventive care that was being suggested, answered all of my questions in great detail, and diligently and quickly did my fill in. I highly recommend this dental office!!

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Sharareh Atighehchi

Best in Maryland.

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Annette Gardner

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Margaret Corcoran

Every person I encountered in this office was kind and helpful! They bent over backwards to make sure I was comfortable, and Dr Gear is wonderful!
Thanks for all did yesterday to help me!

Michael Nicholson
Michael Nicholson

A place where you can go and be genuinely appreciated. Every aspect of your procedure is carefully performed and described to. Valley Dental Health is more than worth 1 hour drive I take to get there.

Paul B
Paul B

I came to Valley Dental 15 Months ago. I had a lot of Dental work to do Dr Rafat and his staff did an excellent job. I am so glad I left my old Dentist and Found Valley Dental. I highly recommend this practice to Anyone.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a prosthetic device used to replace one or more missing teeth by joining an artificial tooth to adjacent teeth.

What are the benefits of a dental bridge?

Dental bridges help to restore the appearance and functionality of a smile, as well as preventing surrounding teeth from shifting out of place.

How long does it take to get a dental bridge?

The process of getting a dental bridge typically takes two to three visits over the course of several weeks.

What materials are used to make dental bridges?

Dental bridges are typically made from porcelain fused to metal, all-metal, or ceramic.

How much do dental bridges cost?

The cost of dental bridges can vary depending on the material used and the complexity of the procedure, but is usually between $500 and $1,500 per unit.