Dentist Bayside All About Dental Bridges

Patients in the Flushing, NY area ask their dentist about dental bridges


At Northern Plaza Dental Care, patients in the area of Flushing, NY know they can trust their dentist to provide a wide range of general and restorative dental services. Our team of professionals are dedicated to assisting others in addressing common dental concerns that may arise, including that of missing teeth.


There are several reasons why a patient may experience the loss of a natural, adult tooth. This can be due to:


  • A large cavity
  • Injury to the mouth
  • Periodontal disease
  • A failed root canal procedure
  • Breakage beyond repair


There are several ways for a patient to repair their smile after tooth loss. The primary three methods are with dentures, bridges, and dental implants. Each one has its benefits and disadvantages. However, patients who are looking for a perfect middle-of-the-road option between longevity and cost are often drawn to the idea of replacing their missing tooth with a dental bridge.


Dental bridges are restorations made of ceramic. They incorporate a crown on each end fused to a false tooth called a pontic in the middle. If replacing several teeth in a row, more than one pontic will be fabricated. The bridge uses the teeth on each side of the gap as a support. By bonding the bridge in place, patients restore their smile’s function, beauty, and health. The dentist will advise patients on how to care for their dental bridge to improve its longevity, though many patients find their restorations will last ten years or longer with proper attention. Visiting the dentist every six months is essential as it allows the dentist to check the health of the teeth underneath the dental bridge to ensure problems such as periodontal disease or cavities are not developing.


Patients located in the Flushing, NY community and surrounding areas who are seeking a general and cosmetic dentist ready to repair the smile after the unknowns are welcome to contact the practice of Northern Plaza Dental Care today at (718) 279-9700. Our practice is equipped with some of the most advanced technologies and our team is experienced and educated in using today’s amazing techniques for addressing common dental concerns.