Dental Bridges: An Easy Solution to Missing Teeth
Missing teeth can cause concern and embarrassment. They can affect your speech, how you eat, and may even lower your self-confidence. But it’s far from a permanent condition. One of the most common techniques used to replace missing teeth is a dental bridge. And with a quality dental bridge in NYC, you can quickly experience the benefits of a full, complete, and captivating smile.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a dental restoration technique that uses healthy teeth surrounding a missing tooth to anchor in one or more false teeth. The result is the creation of a “bridge” between them. The anchor teeth each receive crowns to stabilize them and connect them securely to the bridge. The result is that your bridge teeth will look like porcelain crowns, matching the surrounding teeth.
The materials and procedures used for dental bridges vary from patient to patient. Your dentist will determine you have the right dental bridge to fully restore the beauty of your smile.
What to Expect From Dental Bridges
A dental bridge procedure generally takes two visits to complete. On your first visit, we’ll prep your supporting teeth and make a mold of your bite using a soft impression material. You will leave our office with temporary teeth. On your second visit, we fit the fixed prosthesis and bond it into place.
We match each bridge to resemble your smile’s natural appearance (in both shape and color), so people will never realize it was missing in the first place.
It is important to remember that crowned teeth and bridges require good daily care. Be sure to brush and floss every day. You also need to schedule regular cleanings. But if you care for your dental bridge properly, it can last a lifetime.
Concerned about problems caused by missing teeth? Whether for cosmetic or functional reasons, please call us today to see if a dental bridge may be right for you. If you are suffering from damaged teeth and need permanent replacement, be sure to ask about dental implants to help restore your smile. Our Manhattan prosthodontic specialist or our cosmetic dentists can help!