Here at Chappaqua Dentistry, we want our patients to have a healthy and beautiful smile that they are proud to show off. With our dental bridges procedures, we can restore damaged teeth or replace a lost tooth. We know that accidents can happen and that periodontal disease can result in tooth loss – that’s why we offer a solution that will ensure that your oral hygiene is maintained.
A dental bridge closes the gap between the teeth, and there are four main types of bridges available:
A dental bridge procedure is a simple and straightforward process that will be performed by one of our qualified and highly-trained dentists. You will have a local anesthetic to ensure that there is little pain and we will guide you on aftercare and what foods to avoid after your procedure.
The procedure will begin with the dentist removing a small part of the supporting teeth’s enamel, in order to make space for the new dental bridge. Impressions are then taken of the teeth, to get a good indication of the type of bridge which is appropriate and will act as a model for it. The bridge will then be created to uniquely fit your teeth. Your dentist will fit you with a temporary dental bridge to ensure that no further damage is caused to the gum or tooth.
A second appointment will then be arranged, in which the dentist will remove the temporary bridge before fitting it with a permanent bridge (that’s made of either metal or porcelain). The dentist will thoroughly check the bridge, adjusting it so that it fits comfortably within your mouth before securing it.
Multiple visits might be required in order to check the fit of the dental bridge and to assess if there needs to be any adjustments. This, however, is dependent on the individual’s case and might not be the case for everyone. The number of visits required will be discussed with you at the time of the initial appointment.
If cared for correctly, the a dental bridge can last for over 10 years. In order to ensure that it lasts this long, you will have to follow a thorough oral routine, including daily brushing, flossing and visiting the dentist for regular checkups. To prevent any damage from occurring to your new bridge, you should avoid cold and hard foods.
The price of the dental bridge procedure will depend on a number of factors:
It is best to discuss your unique case with our dentists to determine the entire cost
When you have a missing tooth/teeth, a decision will have to be made as to whether a dental bridge or a dental implant is more appropriate. To make the decision a little easier, here is a brief description of dental implants:
A dental implant’s purpose is to replace the structure of the missing tooth with an artificial tooth (usually made of a ceramic material) that has a titanium root. There can be a single or multiple implants, depending on your individual needs. As the dental implant takes to your mouth, new bone will grow around the metal. A dental implant procedure will take place over two appointments.
Just as with dental bridges, there has to be a strict dental routine carried out in order to preserve the dental implants. This will include regular brushing, flossing and trips to us to check up on how the dental implants are taking to the structure of your teeth and gums.
Do you want to find out more about our dental bridge services? Contact us today by calling (914) 425-5084 or by scheduling a consultation through our website. We can guide you through the process, take an impression and create a dental bridge that’s specific for you.