Testimonials

Dr. Kathy is the best! She is my dentist. For parents with children they will provide 'warm fuzzies for them. My daughter will now be bringing my 3 granddaughters there. State of the art equipment & the staff there is amazing. HIGHLY recommend! Keri C.

GREAT. Amazing service. Each time I'm there I feel so taken care of & very well-informed about how to better take care of my teeth and mouth. Highly recommend! Briana C.

The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Dr Cathy did both my exam and cleaning, and answered all my questions. This was my first visit to Celebrating Smiles, but I feel as if I have been going here for years. I definitely plan on scheduling my future appointments at Celebrating Smiles. Nannette B.

Love it!! Love Bridget and Dr. Cathy. Wonderful experience, so glad we changed to Celebrating Smiles. Laura H.

DR. CHU and her staff are WONDERFUL ,at Celebrating Smiles they do an outstanding job to ensure a great dental experience. Dolores is a pleasure, the best hygienist ever! - Gina K.

I had to come in for my first cavity and beforehand I let them know it was between work and school for me. They said a half n hour time is all they need to get the job done and to my delighted surprise it was twenty-five minutes! Wonderful group of workers who love their jobs and create a welcoming atmosphere. - Michael S.

Very through exam by Dr Cathy! Everything was we'll explained and talked about! Already scheduled my follow up appointment, and my 6 month cleaning! - Kaley J.

Have been with Celebrating Smiles for over 15 years now and the whole family has greatly appreciated the relationship and service above and beyond. - Ted E.

I cannot say enough about the quality and care given at this office. Dr. Chu has an amazing staff that is incredibly genuine and sincere. They care deeply for their patients. I am not an easy patient to deal with and they never cease to amaze me at how well I am treated there. I have never had good experiences at any other dentist office. Dr. Nguyen is my Dentist there. I can go on and on about how great she and her team are, but I think you get the idea. Hands down the best office, best staff, best care, and best everything! I highly recommend them. - Jordan C.

Dr Cathy makes going to the dentist feel like a beautification day! It's not the usual awful experience that makes people hate going to the dentist. She will change your outlook! You need to go see her! - Anna M.

Bridges

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Fixed partial dentures, also known as “bridges,” are an option for filling the space created by one or more missing teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. The imbalance caused by missing teeth can also lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. A bridge replaces the missing tooth, both functionally and cosmetically. They span the space where the teeth are missing. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. These adjacent teeth, called abutments, serve as anchors for the bridge. A replacement tooth, called a pontic, is attached to the crowns that cover the abutments. The materials used may be gold alloys, porcelain bonded to metal alloy or all ceramic material. The choice of material depends on requirements for strength, wear and/or esthetics.

Before a bridge can be made, the adjacent teeth must be reduced in size so that the bridge will fit over them properly. After reducing the teeth, an impression is made to provide an exact mold for the lab to produce the bridge. If porcelain is to be used, the correct shade for the bridge is selected to match the color of the existing teeth. A temporary crown or bridge will be put in place to cover the prepared tooth while the permanent bridge is made. Using the impression, a dental lab makes your bridge. When the permanent bridge is ready, the temporary  bridge is removed, and the bridge is cemented over the prepared teeth.

While bridges can last a lifetime, they do sometimes come loose or fall out. The most important step you can take to ensure the longevity of your crown or bridge is to practice good oral hygiene. A bridge can lose its support if the teeth or bone holding it in place are damaged by dental disease. Keep your gums and teeth healthy by brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and flossing daily. Also come in regularly for checkups and professional cleanings. To prevent damage to your new crown or bridge, avoid chewing hard foods, ice or other hard objects.

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