North Shore Prosthodontic Associates offers Dental Bridges at our 3 convenient New York locations. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call:
Manhasset, NY office at 516-482-5416
Woodbury, NY office at 516-482-5416
New York, NY office at 516-482-5416
What Are Dental Bridges?
Getting a dental bridge is a common procedure used in restoration dentistry. For those with missing teeth in a row, dental bridges can provide a solution without the need for a denture or dental implant.
A dental bridge consists of two crowns and a replacement tooth (or teeth). A crown will be placed on the two teeth on either side of the open space and a fabricated tooth (or teeth) will fill the space in between.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
You never want to leave a space empty where a tooth should be as teeth can eventually begin to shift. A dental bridge can not only help fill the gap but also provide the following benefits:
- Restore your smile.
- Improve your ability to chew and eat.
- Strengthen bite force.
- Prevent teeth from shifting due to lack of surrounding support.
- Keep facial structure.
Are You a Good Candidate for Bridges?
To be a good candidate for a dental bridge, you must have a missing tooth – or missing consecutive teeth. After all, that’s what the bridge is a solution for. Other than that, your dentist will make sure you:
- Have a good level of oral health and oral hygiene
- Do not suffer from gum disease
- Have two strong, healthy teeth that can be used as support on either side of the bridge.
If you are currently dealing with various stages of periodontal disease, you may still be a candidate for a dental bridge but will need to address the gums first.
Why Choose North Shore Prosthodontic Associates?
You should feel good about the dental treatment you have done. Regardless of whether it is a dental bridge or another procedure, you should leave your dentist’s office feeling confident that you have just received quality care and treatment. That’s how the patients of North Shore Prosthodontic Associates feel when they leave. We strive to give them top-notch treatment from the moment they step into our office. Prosthodontists are trained to fabricate all types of bridges from simple to complex and understand the different materials that are available to provide optimal function and esthetics.
North Shore Prosthodontic Associates –
- Uses the best technology.
- Has specialty training and expertise in the field.
- Builds a level of trust with patients.
- Doesn’t cast judgment on your oral health.
- Works hard to transform smiles in function and beauty.
How many teeth can be on a bridge?
A dental bridge can typically be used to replace between one and four missing teeth. Keep in mind that these teeth have to be in a row.
Can a dental bridge be done on the same day?
There are different factors that may impact whether or not a dental bridge can be done on the same day. But, yes, it is possible.
How long after an extraction can you get a bridge?
After an extraction, you will have to wait for your gums to settle and reshape before you can move forward with the bridge. This may take a few months.
Can you eat like normal with a dental bridge?
Yes, you can. A dental bridge will function just like normal teeth and will therefore allow you to eat as you normally would.