If one or more of your teeth are missing, a dental bridge may be a viable option. A dental bridge consists of prosthetic teeth which serve to bridge any gaps in your smile. When installed, a dental bridge provides a permanent anchor to adjacent and nearby teeth using either a dental implant or dental crown. Like dental crowns, dental bridges are manufactured from durable tooth-like material and produce healthy, natural-looking results.
Please contact our team if you would like to set up your initial appointment. Our New Patient Coordinator will guide you through what to expect for your first visit to include a full set of X-rays, a gum assessment, and a comprehensive exam with one of our doctors. She will speak with you about your concerns and match you with the best provider to accommodate your needs and ensure you have the best dental experience.
Determine a plan that works for you - Whether it is preventative care or cosmetic, our team will help you lay out the best path for you. After the initial exam, our doctors will walk you through your x-rays and intra-oral photos of your teeth, so that you can understand the current state of your oral health. In conjunction with your primary concern, we will walk through a few different treatment options, so that we can restore you to the best oral health.
Take Action. During your first treatment at Vassey Dental Partners, you will be prepared from start to finish. We take the time to answer any treatment questions, utilize a wealth of resources to make you comfortable in the chair, and prepare you for the estimated out of pocket costs prior to treatment. If you have dental anxiety, we will go over several options that will help you have the most comfortable dental experience as possible. Options include nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral sedation, and IV sedation.
Follow Up & Long Term Care. Our goal is to take care of any necessary treatment and then to have you on scheduled recall visits to have your teeth cleaned. At this visit, we will monitor your periodontal health, complete periodic exams and annual xrays, so that we can diagnose conservative treatment.
My experience was one of the best experiences ever, the workers are all nice, friendly and helpful. I’ll definitely recommend Vassey good people thank y’all for helping me out with my tooth pain. Sincerely, Khadija Fofanah
Always a wonderful and comfortable experience at Vassey Dental Partners. Their entire staff is just awesome, start to finish. I would never go anywhere else!!!
I’m an Army veteran who has experienced a head trauma. I have a lot of dental issues going on inside of my mouth! I was looking for a dental office who would listen to my concerns and help. Dr. Morgan was excellent! During my consultation, he took the time to understand what issues I was having and explained, in details, my treatment plan. Some of my issues can be solved with easy tasks outside of the dentistry. He suggested massages and physical therapy to help with my TMJ. He also explained what could be causing my sleep apnea and teeth clinching. I totally trust this office with the care of my teeth!
I saw this practice back in 2013 when I was 9 months pregnant with my daughter and I had a tooth abscess on me out of the blue. Of course it was nearly 5pm on a Friday evening, and my dentist at the time was nowhere to be found. Out of desperation I ended up finding Vassey by chance online, and I called their on call number (they are one of the ONLY PRACTITIONERS WITH AN ONCALL NUMBER LISTED!) and within minutes I had a provider calling me back. Keep in mind—I was NOT an established patient, but that did not matter to them at all. I had antibiotics called in, and something for the pain to hold me over until Monday where they had an emergency appointment waiting for me. Turns out, I needed a root canal and they worked with Dr. Brown (who also an excellent endodontist) to get me in that same day. The care they provide here is second to none. Vassey truly takes dentistry beyond a “once every six months” for your annual cleanings and makes it into a relationship. It’s a partnership, and I appreciate the heck out of it!! I was so sad that my insurance changed and I couldn’t swap over to them—but I was finally able to make the move, and I’m never looking back! If you’re new to the area, or if you need a new dentist to call “home”—your search is over. Make the call today 🏻.
Always a great experience. I've been a patient here over twenty five years and would not hesitate to have work done by anyone at this practice. The front desk staff is always a pleasure to deal with. The hygienists take the time to get to know you as a person, not just a patient, and the dentists all go above and beyond to make sure that you are expertly taken care of. Exceptional care from exceptional people.
Always great friendly staff. They have been taking care of my dental needs for over 30 years.
Fantastic Facility and staff! I called today and needed help, they took me in right away and gave me a VIP experience!
I had an unexpected issue and they worked me in and took care of me in an outstanding manner. Many thanks
Everyone is very nice . I love dr Harrah. He always kept me informed, professional and made sure I was comfortable. The entire team is great!
I have a great experience every time! The staff is extremely knowledgeable & kind. They always answer all of my questions thoroughly.
Great staff and overall great experience! Very hospitable and the staff are very understanding.
Very professional, friendly and efficient. I never had to wait long in the office, they either take me in early or right on time. All of the dentists, assistants, and office staffs are very friendly. I recommend Vassey to all of my family members and friends.
These guys took me in for an emergency extraction when others clinics were booking weeks out. Very satisfied.
I needed an emergency appointment and they got me in that same day at 11am. Staff and Dr’s were absolutely fantastic.
An awesome dental facility. Very professional. Courteous personnel.
They are very kind and professional. I was nervous about a particular procedure. They listened, made a few adjustments, and created a very comfortable experience for me. I highly recommend them!
Michelle and her assistant was AMAZING.. Thank you for the great service.
Amazing staff!! My children are all patients at Vassey and absolutely love everyone there. They started in Pre-K and now one is in college, a senior in High School & 8th grade. They say Vassey is a 10 outta 10 and would highly recommend!!
I am really particular about my medical care. The Doctor and staff I met were great. I feel very comfortable allowing them to continue my dental care.
I couldn't be happier with Vassey Dental! I'm a new patient and I feel I have found my place.
Always the best service! Clean, friendly and thorough!!
Always an excellent experience!
Clean place. Absolutely very nice people. They were very kind to me and my son. Took time to explain my examination and answered questions. Looking forward to bringing my whole family here for dental care. Thank you.
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Dental bridges can be traditional or implant supported. Traditional dental bridges are made from a crown (a false tooth top) which is supported by a wire that connects to the two surrounding teeth. An implant-supported bridge uses an implanted post to attach the tooth or teeth in place.
The time it takes to get a dental bridge depends on the type of bridge selected and if the tooth or a part of the tooth has to be extracted. Traditional bridges take a few weeks if no extraction is required, while implant-supported bridges will take months until the final bridge can be installed.
There are four different categories or types of dental bridges. These include traditional and implant-supported, which are the most common, as well as a cantilever and Maryland type. Cantilever types required only one abutment tooth. The Maryland bridge is bonded to the back part of the two abutment teeth.
Implant-supported bridges help to prevent gum and bone loss while also providing a permanent option and better support for the bridge when more than one tooth is being replaced.
This is a multi-step process that is customized for each patient. All patients will need to have a mold to create the porcelain crowns, the posts implanted in the jaw, and time for the bone to fuse with the implants. The patient will then have the temporary crowns removed and the permanent bridge installed.
The implant-supported bridge offers a permanent solution for a missing tooth, prevents damage to surrounding teeth, helps reduce bone loss, and provides a stable, solid surface for chewing.
No, once installed in the mouth, the implant-supported dental bridge is maintained the same way as other teeth. Brushing and flossing on a daily basis is important to avoid staining, which is similar to any other dental work.