You can replace missing teeth with functional and aesthetic dental bridges from Rinaldi Dental Arts. Our highly qualified dentists in the Washington, DC area want to help you restore your smile.
Rinaldi Dental Arts offers patients a range of oral restoration services to restore your smile. We want to help you keep your natural teeth where possible, but sometimes a tooth might be lost or need to be extracted. Our optimum solution is usually a dental implant. But dental implants don’t work for every patient’s smile, budget, or timeline. This is why also we offer dental bridges to replace one or more teeth. Our bridges are both functional and aesthetic solutions to missing teeth, which can be matched to your natural teeth. Replacing missing teeth is important for reasons other than restoring your beautiful smile, although that is also a benefit. If you don’t replace a missing tooth or teeth, it can lead to issues with tooth alignment or your bite, as well as other dental issues.
Dental bridges are an excellent option to replace missing teeth. They permanently attach to your natural teeth using a crown on either side of the bridge. A dental bridge can literally “bridge” the gap left by one or several teeth to regain functionality and aesthetics. Having a dental bridge is one of several options to replace one or more missing teeth. Request an appointment to discover all of your options.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge “bridges” the gap between missing teeth. A crown is placed onto at least one natural tooth on either side of the gap, with an artificial tooth or teeth in between. If there is only a natural tooth on one side of the gap, a cantilever bridge can be used. Unlike a denture, a bridge is bonded to the teeth, which means that it can’t be removed. It is designed to offer comfort, functionality, and aesthetics while preventing the various dental problems that might come from missing teeth that are not replaced. By replacing your missing teeth, you can also improve your ability to speak and to chew normally.