If you need to replace a missing tooth or teeth but don’t want oral surgery or dentures, a fixed dental bridge is the perfect solution. The team at Luxury Dental, PC in the Sheepshead Bay area of Brooklyn, New York City, and Lynbrook, New York, can restore your smile quickly with secure and natural-looking dental bridges. To explore the advantages of dental bridges and other tooth-replacement options, call the office to set up a time that’s most convenient for you.
A dental bridge spans the gap left by your missing tooth using the teeth on opposite sides of the gap as stabilizers.
A dental bridge is made up of two crowns (tooth-shaped caps), which are attached on either side of one or more interconnected false teeth. The false tooth or teeth fill the gap left by your missing teeth, and the crowns secure the bridge to the supporting teeth.
Dental bridges look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. Your dentist at Luxury Dental, PC takes care to match the color of your crowns and false teeth to your natural tooth shade.
Unlike dentures, dental bridges don’t have to be removed. In fact, they can stay in place for 5-10 years or more with proper care.
Another advantage they have unlike dentures is that they don’t slip out of place, hinder the kinds of foods you can eat, or need extra care. You clean your bridge along with the rest of your teeth during your twice-daily brushing routine.
Unlike dental implants, dental bridges don’t require oral surgery, and they’re more affordable than dental implants. They can restore your smile in a matter of weeks.
If you decide on a dental bridge, your dentist will first prepare your neighboring teeth to accept the crowns. They gently file down a bit of your enamel so the crown will have enough space to fit on top of your tooth.
After they have prepared your neighboring teeth, they take impressions of those teeth, plus the space that will be filled. You’ll have a temporary crown while you wait for the laboratory to create your custom-designed bridge.
Usually, it takes about two weeks for the lab to finish your tailor-made bridge. Your dentist at Luxury Dental, PC will make sure it fits perfectly and then cement the bridge in place.
Have a great smile in just a few weeks. Call Luxury Dental, PC today for a dental bridge consultation.