We repair broken bridges and can fit you with new dental bridges, including Maryland bridges.
Bridges are artificial teeth that literally bridge the gaps left by missing teeth. The teeth on each side of the gap act as anchors for the bridge. First, the surrounding teeth are ground down and fitted for crowns. The bridge is then bonded to the crowns, and the entire piece is cemented into your mouth. The final product is a striking smile with no gaps. Having missing teeth does not only affect the look of your smile, it can also cause more serious health problems. When you have gaps, surrounding teeth can drift, causing a changed bite that can result in gum disease or tooth decay. It is important to get gaps filled as soon as possible.
What are the benefits of dental bridges:
Bridges span the space created when teeth are missing. A bridge may be recommended if you're missing one or more 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 dental bridge consists of two crowns which are attached on either side of the pontic – the replacement tooth. These two crowns are cemented to the abutments – the natural teeth or implants on either side of the empty space and act as anchors for the pontic.
As with crowns, you have a choice of materials for bridges. Our dentist can help you decide which to use, based on the location of the missing tooth (or teeth), its function, aesthetic considerations and cost. Porcelain or ceramic bridges can be matched to the color of your natural teeth.
Contact us today and schedule an appointment with our office to get an opinion on your need for dental bridges.
Looking to schedule your teeth cleaning on the Upper East Side? Call Upper East Side Dental Arts at 212-517-5940 to schedule your appointment today