Dental Bridges

Tooth Bridge Dentist in Centreville, VA

We provide a variety of options for your dental bridge at Centreville Dental Wellness Center. A secure and affordable solution to lost teeth, dental bridges can restore your smile and eliminate the gaps and embarrassment caused by missing teeth.

If you need to replace just one or up to three teeth in the same part of your mouth, a dental bridge is an affordable solution that is closer to being permanent than a removable partial denture. A tooth bridge can only be removed by a dentist and with proper care, a tooth bridge can last for years before needing replacement.

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Types of Dental Bridges in Centreville, VA

Young woman with a dental bridge from Centreville dental bridge dentist Dr. Vakay width=There are several types of dental bridges, the most common type being a traditional bridge that replaces a tooth or teeth that are in a row and have natural teeth on other side. The dental bridge consists of the artificial tooth or row of teeth with dental crowns on either side. Before placement of the dental bridge, your natural teeth on each side of the gap where your teeth are missing must be prepared to receive the dental crowns. The tooth bridge is then placed with the tooth crowns securing the bridge, and the artificial teeth, called pontics, in the middle. If you’ve ever wondered why this is called a bridge; it’s because with the dental crowns securing the replacement teeth on each side, it literally bridges the gap where your teeth were missing.

Cantilever Bridge Fairfax, VA

If you have missing teeth on the side of your mouth so that there are only natural teeth on one side of the gap, a type of dental bridge called a cantilever bridge can be used. Cantilever bridges are less common and not as secure as traditional bridges, and they are generally not recommended in the back of the mouth because they can put too much pressure on the other teeth and have the potential to cause damage.

“I wanted to close the gap in my smile but didn’t know where to begin. I talked with Dr. Vakay about dental bridges. I was even able to see how my smile would look following the procedure. It was the absolute best choice and I’m so happy I came here for my treatment!”

Maryland Bridge Chantilly, VA

A third type of dental bridge uses a metal or porcelain framework that is bonded to the natural teeth. This is called a Maryland bonded or resin-bonded dental bridge. A Maryland bridge is different than a traditional bridge because of the way that it is bonded to the adjacent teeth without removing any enamel.

Dental bridges can be made of porcelain, porcelain bonded to metal or ceramics. The only drawback to dental bridges is that they can place pressure on surrounding teeth. It is important to take good care of all your teeth when you have a bridge, to keep them healthy and strong. With proper care, a dental bridge can last for up to 15 years before needing to be replaced.

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Dental Bridge Procedure

Getting a dental bridge usually takes a few appointments and follow-up visits. First, the teeth on the sides of the gap, called the abutment teeth, are prepared to receive the dental crowns. A temporary bridge is usually placed while your permanent bridge is being made from impressions of your teeth. After a few checks on placement, you receive your permanent bridge and it is cemented in place.

A dental bridge is not usually recommended if you have more than three missing teeth in a row. In that case, a partial denture might be a better option. A dental exam is necessary to determine if you are a good candidate for a dental bridge.

Contact Us for Dental Bridge Options near Fairfax & Chantilly, VA

You can call us at Centreville Dental Wellness Center at any time to ask questions or set up an appointment at our Centerville, Virginia dental office, near Chantilly and Fairfax, VA.

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What Our Patients Say

Am I an anxious dental patient? YES!!! BUT, I am so thankful for Centreville Dental Wellness Center. Walking in the front door for an appointment, I am ALWAYS welcomed so warmly by the staff. They have the brightest smiles and emit such positive energy, and it's obvious they enjoy their jobs and each other. So thankful for the dental hygienist who is super encouraging to me, reminds me to breathe and relax my shoulders (even when I'm not even aware how my body is reacting!) I've been forever impacted by Dr. Vakay's technician during dental procedures who has squeezed my hand to give me strength -- such a small gesture but so helpful that I've paid this forward many times for others who are anxious! Dr. Vakay is always supportive, encouraging and emits such strength herself that I believe her and trust her judgment and recommendations. I loved hearing her say at my last visit regarding her job, "it is my joy and my purpose." There is no doubt she is doing what she is called to do! AND with JOY!

Joyce M.

I went to see Dr Vakay to get a dental appliance for my sleep apnea and ended up switching to the office for my routine dental care as well. The whole staff is knowledgeable and friendly and they made me feel very comfortable and valued. I honestly have never received such a thorough cleaning before and my snoring has stopped. Very happy with my experience!

Mary K.

I broke a front tooth crown off at the gum line. Dr. Abel was able to see me within a couple of hours After assessing the damage he presented me with several options for a repair and devised a way to hold a temporary tooth in place. Permanent repair is scheduled. I couldnt be happier with the care I received.

Elaine M.

I just recently moved to Northern Virginia and Centreville Dental Wellness Center was recommended to me and also had great reviews online. My first appointment was 23Jun2023 and everyone from the ladies at the front desk to Dr. Abel and his assistant were outstanding. Thrilled to have found this amazing team!!

Nina A.

Dr Abel, the front desk, hygienist team and everyone in between is At. I have gone to CDWC for years and sometimes travel 2+ hours for a visit. They provide organized, and trustworthy service, but more importantly personable with their care.

J K.

Centreville Dental Wellness was and is an amazing place. I had multiple issues and they were very patient with me. They are very experienced and know their stuff. I love them all particularly Dr Abel who took a lot of time with me and made sure I was straight. I pray that God continues to bless them and their business.

Arlene D.

I highly recommend Centreville Dental Wellness Center! I always have a great, smooth experience here. Dr.s Vakay and Abel are outstanding dentists, professional as well as friendly and approachable. The staff is efficient, welcoming and caring. I've been patient for years and cannot say enough great things about this practice.


WOW! I look amazing!! ; My 2 front teeth were worn and chipped. It affected my smile and confidence. After the restorative (yet gentle) work by the team at Centreville Dental Wellness, I can truly say this practice is second to none! The crowns look so natural and I'm so glad I can smile again!! When my husband asked me what I wanted for Christmas... said "my 2 front teeth" and thanks to the masterful cosmetic work done by Dr. Vacay and her assistant Christina, my Christmas wish came true! Gotta give a shout out to the friendly and supportive front office staff as well, Tonia, Sylvia and Sogand. Merry Christmas to all!!

Anastasia P.

Dr. Vakay and her team are excellent. They are careful, thorough, and attentive to the patient's concerns. They take the time to explain how to maintain healthy teeth and gums. I have always been completely satisfied.

Bruce S.

I've only ever been to one dentist, and don't have any plans to change that! Dr. Vakay, Dr. Abel, and the entire staff at Centreville Dental Wellness Center provide a patient experience that is both timelessly reliable and constantly improving. Recently, I came to them with jaw pain related to TMJ, and after real discussion concerning all my options, they set me up with a kois product that has eliminated the pain and dramatically improved my range of motion. It's been a true success story!

Jake W.

Ok, this is the first review I have EVER written. This morning I had a procedure done by Dr. Vakay with her assistant Christina, that was, without exception, the best experience at a dentist office I have ever encountered. The professionalism and expertise between these two was nothing short of a 'dance." | felt that seamless interaction, put me at ease. The front desk is wonderful to work with. I left another practice in Haymarket because of the way they handled the financial. I have great dental insurance and was told as I was sitting in the chair, that the doctor would not do the procedure unless I gave them a credit card. At which point I demanded to see the doctor and told him I was aghast at his greater interest in getting paid than my teeth and walked out. This is how a dental office should run, and they have hit a very high mark as the daughter of an orthodontist. Bravo Team Centreville Wellness.

Megan M.

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