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.
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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.