Are you missing multiple teeth? Do you want to restore your smile?
Dr. Joseph A. Catanzano III, DDS offers dental bridges to patients in Washington, D.C. Dr. Catanzano and his professional dental team are dedicated to helping patients achieve happy and healthier smiles. By collaborating with patients, Dr. Catanzano is able to provide the highest quality of dental care possible. Learn more about how you can receive dental bridges as a restorative dentistry option to replace missing teeth below.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
Replacing missing teeth with a dental bridge can offer multiple benefits to patients. Dental bridges:
- Restore the ability to chew and speak
- Maintain the shape of your face
- Help support remaining tooth structure
- Distribute the forces in your bite properly
- Prevent remaining teeth from shifting
In addition, problems such as overcrowding, tooth decay, gum disease, or a misaligned bite are prevented when a patient receives a dental bridge. If you have missing or lost teeth and are interested in learning more about dental bridges, call Foxhall Smiles today at 202-315-2188. Dr. Catanzano and his team will work with you to create a customized solution.
Treatment with Dental Bridges
Dental bridges may be removable secured with dental implants. Secured dental bridges provide more stability and last longer than removable dental bridges. Before treatment, Dr. Catanzano will perform an examination of the teeth and gums to determine if a dental bridge is right for you. He will then create a comprehensive treatment plan that includes the specific placement of the dental bridge.
If there are any natural teeth adjacent to tooth gaps, they can be shaped to ensure the proper support of the bridge. Dental impressions are then made of teeth and then sent to a lab, where the dental bridge is fabricated. Dental bridges usually consist of a metal framework that is covered by porcelain. The porcelain can improve the aesthetics of the patient’s smile because it blends in with natural teeth. When the dental bridge is complete, Dr. Catanzano will make sure the dental bridge fits securely and comfortably so that you can enjoy a lasting result.