Dental bridges, that literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth, are a long-established treatment choice to replace teeth when they are lost. The talented dentists at Washington Center for Dentistry in Washington, DC will place 2 or more crowns on either side of the gap as the anchoring teeth, and they are attached to the false tooth or teeth in between. Dental bridges are made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these cosmetic dentistry materials, and are supported by natural teeth or implants. Bridges are a great way to not only restore the teeth but to restore confidence and self-esteem as well.
"I was in DC for a conference when my temporary crown fell off. The staff fit me in on a Saturday morning and went above and beyond to help me. They were wonderful! Highest rating!"- W.M. / Facebook / Nov 21, 2015
"Hygienist was timely, quick, thorough and friendly. They do always seem to have some extra suggestion even when everything is good, but I guess that's their job. I know my teeth are in good hands."- K.S. / Google / Jul 23, 2017
"As always, I continue to be impressed with the professionalism and customer service of the WCD. From the people at the front desk, to the hygienists and on to the doctors themselves. It is a friendly atmosphere, and it is clear that the WCD has the patients best interests in mind. Highly impressed, as always!!"- S.D. / Google / Jul 23, 2017
"I cannot even begin to tell you how amazing this dentistry is. Dr. Deutsch and crew are simply amazing. I specifically would like to say how amazing Lisha Puckett was with helping me. She made a point to come in early to help me make an appointment without even a second thought. The customer service, not to mention the phenomenal dentistry, is just unequaled. I had one of the worst bites and crooked teeth you could imagine, and Dr. Deutsch and Lisha worked with me over a span of almost two years, going back in forth with Invisalign making sure that I was getting the teeth/bite adjustments that I needed. They came in early and late to help me out with my work schedule, and they made adjustments when necessary. I just cannot say enough good things about the Washington Center for Dentistry and all of its employees. They are simply fantastic!!"- S.D. / Yelp / Jul 04, 2017
"Called at 7 am about a crown having come off and was worked in at 9 am the same day (and then was done and happy with service soon afterward)."- J.S. / Google / Jul 02, 2017
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What Are the Benefits?
Dental bridges are useful to:
• Restore a smile.
• Prevent remaining teeth from moving out of position.
• Prevent the shape of the face from shrinking.
• Distribute evenly the forces of your bite with the teeth that are replaced.
• Maintain the ability to properly chew and speak.
Dental Bridge Process
During the first visit for getting a dental bridge, the abutment teeth are prepared. Preparation involves recontouring these teeth by removing a portion of enamel to allow room for a crown to be placed over them. Next, impressions of the teeth are made, which serve as a model from which the bridge, pontic and crowns will be made by a dental lab. Your dentist will make a temporary bridge to wear to protect the exposed teeth and gums while the bridge is being made.
During the second visit, your temporary bridge will be removed and the new porcelain or metal bridge will be checked and adjusted, as necessary, to achieve a proper fit. Multiple visits may be required to check the fit of the metal framework and bite. This is dependent on each individual’s case. If the dental bridge is a fixed bridge, your dentist will make sure it is fitting properly and cement it in place after a couple of weeks.
Bridge the Gap
There's no need for you to settle for missing teeth any longer when our brilliant dentists at Washington Center for Dentistry can offer you dental bridges. These replacement teeth can fill in the gaps caused by missing or failing teeth to restore your smile. Once our dentists install your stunning bridges, you'll no longer find yourself hiding your teeth from the world. Afterward aesthetic dentistry, you'll be showing off that smile as much as possible. But don't just take our word for it, contact our Washington, DC office today to see what dental bridges can do for both you and your smile.