Even if you are missing just a few teeth, an incomplete smile makes it difficult to eat, speak, and feel confident.
Dental bridges can replace lost teeth and restore your ability to chew, enunciate, and feel great about your smile.
Brooklyn Heights Dental® in Brooklyn, NY, offers both traditional and bone-preserving implant-supported dental bridges.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a restoration that uses artificial teeth, called pontics, to fill the gap left by missing teeth. Dental bridges can be used to replace a single tooth or several teeth in a row. We provide two different types of bridges:
- A traditional bridge consists of two crowns (dental "caps") that are attached to natural teeth on either side of the gap. These crowns hold artificial teeth between them to replace the missing teeth.
- An implant-supported bridge is supported by dental implants, which are small titanium posts surgically inserted into the jaw to replace lost tooth roots.
Drs. Eugene D. Stanislaus and Lisa Reid at Brooklyn Heights Dental® in Brooklyn, NY, are experts in restoring lost teeth and offer both traditional and implant-supported bridges to give dental patients choices that fit their lifestyle and budget.
A Closer Look at Dental Bridge Options
Traditional Dental Bridges
Traditional dental bridges are a fast and affordable dental solution for missing teeth. Depending on the restoration material used in your bridge, you could be in and out in one appointment with a restored smile and better bite. By using advanced CEREC® technology, Drs. Stanislaus and Reid can design and create your bridge on the spot.
While traditional bridges are more economical, there are some downsides. Two natural teeth on either side of the gap need to be altered in order to hold the bridge, a task dentists prefer to avoid since it introduces a greater risk to these teeth in the future. Also, due to a lack of a tooth root, the bone tissue under the bridge will gradually recede.
Implant-supported bridges provide a number of advantages over traditional bridges. Not only are nearby teeth preserved, but the dental implant plays an important role in stimulating bone growth in your jaw and keeping it strong. The implant can last for decades, or even a lifetime, so you will only have to periodically replace the bridge due to normal wear and tear.
If you are looking to replace just one tooth, you will need only one implant holding a crown to fill the gap. If you are missing more than one tooth, two implants will be used to support the bridge at either end. Should you have a long stretch of missing teeth, additional implants can be used to support the extra load.
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Which Dental Bridge Is Best?
There are many factors to take into account when deciding on the best option. We suggest you request a consultation with one of our dentists at Brooklyn Heights Dental® in Brooklyn, NY, so they can examine your mouth and determine which options are suitable for you. Both of our dentists are extensively trained in tooth restoration and can explain the pros and cons of each type of dental bridge.
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Are You Interested in Implant-Supported Bridges?
Implant-supported bridges are the closest thing to having your natural teeth back. The treatment time is longer, but implant-supported bridges offer benefits that can last a lifetime. Drs. Stanislaus and Reid at Brooklyn Heights Dental® both have the advanced training you want in your dentist if you are considering an implant solution for missing teeth.
How a Traditional Dental Bridge Is Placed
Treatment Timeline for Traditional Dental Bridges
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