Dental bridges provided at our Brooklyn practice can restore function and a natural appearance to your smile. Dental bridges, sometimes called partial dentures, are single-piece restorations that fill the gap left by missing teeth. Dr. Herskovits offers both traditional and implant-supported bridges, and he will help you determine the right one for your needs, budget, and cosmetic goals. Contact our office today to learn more about dental bridges, and to schedule your appointment with Dr. Herskovits.
About Dental Bridges
A dental bridge is designed to replace one or more consecutive teeth using a single restoration. To place a traditional bridge, Dr. Herskovits will crown the teeth adjacent to the gap. After reshaping these teeth to accommodate the crowns, he will take impressions of your teeth and the gap in your smile. Ceramists at a trusted lab will use the impression to fabricate a fully customized restoration to fit your smile. When the bridge is finished, Dr. Herskovits will use durable dental cement to secure the crowns, holding your bridge in place.
Implant-supported bridges are anchored by titanium implant posts that are permanently embedded in your jawbone, and they offer two distinct advantages: they require no alteration of healthy teeth, and the implant posts can help you retain jaw bone mass that would otherwise diminish in the absence of tooth roots.
We offer dental bridges made from a variety of materials including metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, Procera® all-porcelain, and IPS e.max® porcelain. During your consultation, Dr. Herskovits will help you choose the right type of bridge for your needs.
Candidates for Dental Bridges
If you are missing one or more teeth, and you want to restore your smile, dental function, and confidence, you are probably a good candidate for a dental bridge. Before you can receive your restoration, Dr. Herskovits may need to treat other conditions, like cavities or gum disease. Additionally, if you are interested in implant-supported bridges, you will have a comprehensive consultation so that the dentist can determine your candidacy. If you have a diminished jawbone mass, but would like to receive a dental implant, a bone graft may be necessary.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
Both traditional and implant-supported bridges provide several important benefits for your dental health and the aesthetics of your smile:
Lifelike appearance: Custom-fabricated veneers blend seamlessly with your smile.
Restored functionality: A stable dental bridge can renew your ability to eat and speak clearly.
Protection for oral health: If you fail to replace missing teeth, your other teeth can gradually shift into the gap. A dental bridge can prevent surrounding teeth from shifting.
Convenient: Bridges are easy to maintain and typically require little more than routine dental hygiene.
Durable: With proper care, a dental bridge can last for many years.
Renewed self-confidence: Missing teeth can have a huge impact on your appearance. With your new bridge, you will be ready to greet the world with a smile.
Restore Your Smile
To learn more about how dental bridges can restore your smile, contact Brooklyn Smile today.