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Dental Bridges Washington, DC

Dental BridgesAn Overview

Missing teeth can negatively affect the appearance of your smile and can often times cause difficulty eating or speaking. With over 25 years of dentistry experience, Dr. Andrew Cobb, DDS can help restore the smile of those suffering from missing teeth. Dr. Cobb offers a variety of replacement options for missing teeth, including dental bridges.

Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth, and “bridge” the gap in a patient’s smile. Using the latest materials, Dr. Cobb creates artificial teeth that are virtually indistinguishable from you natural teeth.

Options for Missing Teeth

If you are missing teeth, you have several options available for replacement. Dr. Cobb will conduct a comprehensive examination and consultation to recommend treatment options and help you make the best choice.

Options for missing teeth include:

Dental ImplantsDental implants are the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are extremely long lasting and virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. While many people think that dental implants are a highly involved surgical procedure, it is actually quite simple. And though the upfront investment in them is significant, the long-term benefits often outweigh financial concerns. Unlike other types of dental restorations, dental implants do not need to be replaced and have a success rate of over 95%.

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Dental Bridges – There are several types of dental bridges. Typically, a removable dental bridge is only recommended for patients who need a short-term solution to maintain tooth position while they are preparing to have a fixed dental bridge or dental implant.A dental bridge is a prosthetic tooth or teeth connected to two dental crowns which cover the teeth on either side of the gap. A dental bridge may also be supported by one or more dental implants for better long term results.

Metal Free Restorations

Dr. Cobb uses metal-free restorations and typically uses porcelain material for dental bridges. With proper diagnosis and treatment planning, porcelain dental bridges are extremely long lasting and provide superior esthetic results.

Schedule A Consultation

If you have missing teeth or are about to lose your teeth, contact Dr. Andrew Cobb for a consultation. We will review your specific condition and make recommendations for the best replacement options to give you a healthy, comfortable, natural looking smile.

Dental Bridges What to Expect

Dr. Cobb will begin the procedure by removing a small amount of enamel for the dental crown to properly placed. Next, using state of the art laser technology, Dr. Cobb will take impressions of the teeth. If necessary, a temporary dental bridge will be provided while the impressions are being made into a personalized dental bridge.

During the second visit, Dr. Cobb will install the dental bridge. After the install, Dr. Cobb will check the fit of the dental bridge to ensure it fits comfortably in the patient’s mouth. At the end of the visit, Dr. Cobb will give you aftercare instructions and how to properly take care of your new smile.

Dr. Cobb

Why choose Andrew C. Cobb, DDS?

Dr. Andrew Cobb is dedicated to your long term dental health and works with patients to balance the function and aesthetics of their smile for lasting beauty and comfort. Our Washington, D.C. dentist office is a warm, relaxing environment where patients are seen and treated as individuals. Your dental care is tailored to your unique needs and goals for your natural smile.

Dr. Cobb is an internationally recognized leader in his field, traveling the globe to lecture for the Dawson Academy. Our patients benefit from his longstanding commitment to advanced education and the incorporation of dental technology. The best possible patient experience, from your treatment to your results, is the foundation of our practice.