One or more missing teeth can adversely affect the appearance and functionality of your smile. If you suffer from missing teeth, you run a greater risk of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), speech impediments, and periodontal disease. A dental bridge is a replacement tooth or teeth that that fill the space of missing teeth. Dental bridges are an excellent way to hold your teeth in place if you have trouble talking or eating. Not only can this device restore your bite, it helps to keep the natural shape of your face. At Beautiful Smiles DC practice in Washington D.C., we’ve helped hundreds of people restore the beauty of their smile through the careful installation of dental bridges. Contact our dentists today to find out if this procedure is right for you!
Dental Bridges in Washington D.C.
When you visit the professionals at Beautiful Smiles DC for an appointment, we’ll take the time to thoroughly examine your teeth, mouth, gums, and jaw before recommending the best dental solution for you. If our dentist has determined that a bridge is the best replacement for your missing tooth or teeth, we’ll walk you through the various materials that can be used for your restoration procedure. These days, dental bridges can be created from a combination of porcelain and metal, porcelain and gold, or high-strength metal-free materials like zirconia and alumina.
Your dentist may recommend taking an x-ray and impression of your teeth in order to properly plan for your dental bridge. Depending on the number of consecutive teeth you are missing, your dental bridge could be three or more units long. Your bridge fabrication will be carefully crafted to fit your gums and mouth perfectly. While your restoration is being created, your dentist will fit you with a temporary bridge so your teeth and gums are protected from damage until your permanent bridge is ready.
Unlike removable devices like dentures, dental bridges are cemented onto natural teeth or dental implants on either side of a missing tooth. A bridge can last more than ten years, especially if you practice good oral hygiene. If you have one or more missing teeth, this reconstructive procedure may be the perfect solution for your smile.
Cosmetic Dentistry & More At Beautiful Smiles DC
When it comes to your cosmetic dentistry needs, including bridges, crowns, veneers, and inlays or onlays, you can trust the professionals at Beautiful Smiles DC help restore your smile. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!