Dental Bridges in NYC
DDS Group provides dental bridge services in Lower Manhattan, NYC. Call 212-269-6655 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Bridges are one of the options we have to replace missing teeth. While there are a few different types of bridges, what they all have in common is that they rely on one or more abutments to support a span of prosthetic teeth or pontics. A bridge restores function and strength to your bite and it also closes the gap in your smile, helping you feel more confident. With a skilled dentist and the right materials, your bridge will blend in naturally with the rest of your teeth.
Types of Dental Bridges
When you come to our office for a bridge, we’ll discuss your options and help you select the best solution for your needs. The four main types of dental bridges include:
Traditional Dental Bridges
Traditional bridges are the most commonly used. For this type of restoration, the two healthy teeth on either side of your missing teeth receive dental crowns, allowing them to act as the abutments that support your bridge.
The difference between a traditional bridge and a cantilever bridge is that cantilever bridges only have support from one abutment tooth instead of two. This can place a great deal of stress on the supporting tooth, making it more likely to fracture or become loose.
A Maryland bridge involves a metal support structure that is bonded to the abutment teeth, rather than requiring the placement of crowns. The downside of this is that it is not as strong as a traditional bridge, but it does a better job preserving the tooth structure of adjacent teeth because it adds less pressure to them.
Implant-supported bridges are an excellent choice for patients who are good candidates for dental implant surgery. These restorations do not compromise adjacent teeth because they are completely self-supporting. They also have the added benefit of preserving bone mass in the jaw.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Bridges
How long does a dental bridge last?
A dental bridge can last anywhere from five to 10 years or even longer depending on your oral hygiene habits and the type of bridge you have.
Is a bridge better than an implant?
Every patient has their own unique needs, but for most, dental implants are preferable to a traditional bridge because they don’t place any stress on adjacent teeth and they prevent bone loss in the jaw.
Can you get a dental bridge on front teeth?
Yes, we can create a natural-looking dental bridge to replace front teeth that are missing.
Is getting a dental bridge painful?
The experience of getting each type of dental bridge is slightly different, but you can rest assured that no matter what kind of bridge you’re getting, it won’t be painful. If you need to have teeth prepared for crowns or dental implants placed, we use local anesthesia to ensure your comfort.
Call 212-269-6655 212-269-6655 to schedule a dental bridge appointment.