Implant-Restored Fixed Bridge
Dental Crowns Washington DC
Top-Rated Surgical Prosthodontist Serving the greater Washington DC area provides the best implant-supported fixed bridges in one office
In cases where multiple teeth are missing, Dr. Gerald Marlin sometimes advises patients that an implant-restored fixed bridge is their best option to restore a “simply radiant, simply natural” smile. Fixed implant bridges will preserve the jawbone, maintain function, and restore a beautiful facial aesthetic. With advanced dental technology and an in-house laboratory, Dr. Marlin uses meticulous surgical planning and decades of top-level expertise to create aesthetically pleasing and highly durable implant-supported bridges.
Continue reading to learn more about Elite Prosthetic Dentistry’s implant-restored fixed bridge process. You can also contact Elite Prosthetic Dentistry online or call 202-244-2101 to schedule your personalized consultation. We treat patients from Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Rockville, Alexandria, Arlington, and other nearby areas, as well as from other regions of the country and internationally because we “get it right” the first time.
Implant-Restored Fixed Bridge
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What is an Implant-Restored Fixed Bridge?
With a fixed implant bridge, Dr. Marlin will utilize dental implants placed in the jawbone (foundation) and porcelain prosthesis to replace your missing teeth (fixed bridge). In addition to preserving the jawbone and surrounding teeth, bridges can help maintain the shape of your smile and prevent future dental complications.
What is the Difference Between an Implant-Supported Fixed Bridge and Other Dental Bridges?
There are four primary types of dental bridges:
While implant-supported bridges are similar in nature to traditional bridges, implant-supported bridges attach to small titanium posts embedded in the jaw instead of being supported by dental crowns placed over adjacent teeth. The precise number of posts that Dr. Marlin will place depends on the bridge’s size.
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Why Would I Consider an Implant-Restored Fixed Bridge in Washington DC?
Having missing teeth can affect you in many ways—physically, mentally, and emotionally. When replacing three teeth in a row, a fixed bridge anchored to dental implants is the only fixed alternative. A dental bridge can improve many of the challenges that missing teeth bring, including:
- restoring your smile
- preserving your jawbone and facial appearance
- keeping your remaining teeth in alignment
- re-adjusting your bite
- correcting your speech and pronunciation
- reclaiming the ability to chew properly
Why Choose Dr. Marlin for Implant-Restored Fixed Bridge in Washington DC?
Expertise and Top-Quality
Dr. Marlin is distinguished for his work as a prosthodontist and for his numerous exceptional services, including top-quality implant restorations, smile makeovers, crowns that last over 35 years, and more. Above all, Dr. Marlin has dedicated his career to helping people enjoy the smiles that they’ll love for years to come. For more information about Dr. Marlin’s background, contributions, accolades, etc., please visit his bio page. You can also review our practice’s services, philosophy, and more by visiting our Who We Are and Why Us pages.
In House Laboratory
Since 1985, we have worked integrally with our own in-house laboratory technician to produce the most durable and aesthetically elegant crowns (well over 35 years), bridges, and other restorations. We replicate your natural tooth shape, internal shade, and translucency, which cannot be matched by working with an off-site, commercial laboratory. Better yet, having an in-house lab ensures you will receive a faster result without sacrificing quality.
Simply Radiant, Simply Natural
Dr. Gerald Marlin is a leading specialist in implant, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. One of the only prosthodontists with an on-site lab, Dr. Marlin has been voted “Top Dentist” by his peers for more than 20 years in a row in Washingtonian Magazine’s annual “Best Dentist” survey, and is considered the most experienced prosthodontist in the D.C. area.
The Implant-Restored Fixed Bridge Process
Elite Prosthetic Dentistry is dedicated to providing the best implant-restored fixed bridge results and experience. Our tried-and-trusted implant-restored fixed bridge process typically requires several steps that are essential in reaching the best end result—a simply radiant, simply natural smile.
Attaching the Bridge
Implant-Restored Fixed Bridge Case Study
The fixed bridge seated over multiple abutments that are, in turn, seated over multiple implants requires a very sophisticated surgical and restorative technique that a highly skilled prosthodontist can only achieve.
The patient in this example was very adamant about not having any of the “Same Day Implants” treatment regimens. She wanted crowns on custom abutments. She had extensive bone loss around her remaining upper teeth that needed to be replaced with multiple implants. Pink porcelain was used to replicate the missing gingiva (gum tissue).
Schedule Your Implant-Restored Fixed Bridge Consultation in Washington DC
If you are missing multiple teeth in one arch or have been told that your remaining teeth in an arch are hopeless and would like to have a better understanding of your treatment options and how we can resolve them, or if you have been told that you need them extracted but are uncertain of that conclusion, call to discuss your concerns or questions at 202-244-2101. Dr. Marlin and our team look forward to meeting you soon!