Porcelain Bridges in Washington, DC
At University Centre Dental Associates, Dr. Maurice Haynes offers porcelain bridges as part of his top-notch general dental services for local residents in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County.
Missing teeth can dramatically change the look of your smile. At University Centre Dental Associates, Dr. Maurice Haynes offers porcelain bridges, which are permanent tooth restorations that restore smiles and function.
What Are the Benefits of a Porcelain Bridge?
Bridges are helpful for a variety of reasons. They restore smiles that had previously suffered as the result of a missing tooth due to extraction or injury. They maintain a high success rate, lasting about five to 10 years and could last as long as 20 years. Porcelain bridges keep facial tone and shape that may often be lost as a result of missing teeth. They improve chewing function, help enable patients to speak more clearly, and prevent teeth surrounding the missing teeth from shifting, tilting, or drifting.
How Is a Bridge Treatment Performed?
The bridge is made up of two dental crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap and a false tooth or teeth in between. During the first visit, Dr. Haynes will examine the gum health to determine if the patient is a good candidate. The patient is then given a local anesthetic as Dr. Haynes prepares the teeth that will support the bridge. If the support teeth are decayed or broken down, Dr. Haynes may build them back up before they are used as bridge support.
An impression of the teeth is taken with a putty-like material that creates a model of the patient’s teeth. The bridge is fabricated by a skilled lab technician, so it snugly fits the prepared teeth.
Who Are Candidates for Porcelain Bridges?
Anyone who has missing teeth and healthy enough teeth to support a bridge is a candidate. But make sure good oral hygiene is used so that you will make the most of your bridge.
How Do I Care for a Porcelain Bridge?
Porcelain bridges should be treated with the same care as all other teeth—brush twice a day and floss once a day. You will be shown how to floss under your dental bridge with a floss threader.
Why Choose Dr. Maurice Haynes of University Centre Dental Associates?
Dr. Maurice Haynes stays up-to-date on the newest advances and technologies in the field of dentistry in order to provide his patients with the best care possible. He combines excellent dental services with compassion and is an active member of the American Dental Association.
How Much Do Porcelain Bridges Cost in Greenbelt, MD?
The cost for porcelain bridges varies. Please schedule a consultation with University Centre Dental Associates to discuss your particular case.
Your dental insurance may cover the cost of porcelain bridges. Because every policy is different, the staff at University Centre Dental Associates will review your information and help determine the status of your porcelain bridges coverage.
We provide financing through CareCredit® as an option for any out-of-pocket porcelain bridges costs you may have. University Centre Dental Associates also offers a variety of payment methods to help make the process easier for our porcelain bridges patients.
Additional Cosmetic Dentistry Topics:
- Composite Fillings
- Cosmetic Contouring
- Crown Restoration
- Dental Implant Restoration
- Porcelain Crowns
- Porcelain Inlays
- Porcelain Onlays
- Porcelain Vivaneers™
- Teeth Whitening (Zoom and Trays)
How Do I Schedule a Consultation?
Please call 301-302-8395 today to schedule your initial consultation! The general dental and orthodontic services we offer at University Centre Dental Associates have improved the lives of people from in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County. Whether you are an adult, a child, or a teenager, our knowledgeable staff is committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve.
March 19, 2014