In the case of a missing permanent tooth or teeth, Dr. James Feldman may suggest a dental bridge in Washington, DC. A dental bridge closes the gap caused by a missing tooth or teeth. A replacement tooth (pontic) with a dental crown attached to either side make up a dental bridge.
Placing a Dental Bridge
When placing a dental bridge, our dentist will first shape the teeth on either side of the gap. This will allow room for the dental crowns, which anchor the bridge, to be placed over the teeth. Impressions will then be taken of your smile. so your individualized dental bridge can be created. Once the bridge is complete, it will be cemented into place.
Dental Bridge Lifespan
If you care for your dental bridge well, it may last for 10 years or more. Tooth decay is a big threat to dental bridges. Food can become trapped under the false tooth. This can cause decay to the teeth supporting the crowns, which would weaken the dental bridge.
Caring for Your Dental Bridge
Clean your new dental bridge in the same way that you clean your natural pearly whites. Brush and floss your dental bridge along with your natural teeth. Also, be sure to come to our practice for your regular dental appointments.
We welcome you to contact our office at 202-362-8412 today for more information and to schedule your next visit. We are so excited to help you regain a beautiful, functional smile.