Dental bridges are used to bridge the gap that is created when one or more teeth are missing. The bridge is made of two or more crowns. As an office that offers dental bridges in New York, we treat each case with individual care.
If Dr. Kate Brayman clears you to receiving the dental bridge procedure, she will first prepare your abutment teeth. This is done by recontouring the teeth by removing a small portion of enamel which will allow space for placing the crown over them. Next, an impression of your teeth is taken which will serve as a model for making the pontic and crowns in a dental lab. While this is happening, we create a temporary bridge that will protect your exposed gums.
On your next visit to us, we remove the temporary bridge and insert the permanent bridge which we will adjust and check to ensure it fits properly. This may require several visits to our office to make sure the framework is properly fixed. Depending on the fit of the bridge, we will either temporarily or permanently cement the bridge.
Currently, one of the most popular types of dental bridges is the full zirconia bridge without metal. These bridges are extremely durable and blend naturally with your teeth.
|Benefits Of Dental Bridges|
|Restoring your ability to speak and chew properly|
|Restoring your smile and maintaining your natural facial structure|
|Maintaining the normal position of your remaining teeth|
|Evenly distributes the forces and pressure in your bite|
|Types Of Dental Bridges||Description|
|Traditional Bridge||Creating abutment teeth on both sides of the missing teeth while pontics fill the gap. One of the most common types are a mix of metal and porcelain.|
|Meriland Bridge||Resin-bonded bridges have metal wings on both sides of the bridge that is attached.|
|Cantilever Bridge||Usually used when the crown can be fixed only on one side of the missing teeth.|
Dental bridges can last up to 15 years or more. By maintaining a vigilant oral health regimen and keeping up with your oral hygiene, you will get the maximum lifespan of the dental bridge. Keeping the surrounding teeth as healthy will ensure the bridge will sit in its foundation.
Dental bridges are perfect for replacing missing teeth. For more information on receiving a dental bridge in NYC, please call our cosmetic dentist office at 212-505-0295 or schedule an appointment online. Dr. Kate Brayman and our friendly office staff invite any and all questions.
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new york, ny 10011