Bayside Veneers and Implants

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a false tooth that is used to fill the gap created by a missing tooth or teeth. A gap between your teeth can be potentially dangerous to your dental health, as it can cause your teeth to shift resulting in a change in your bite that could be painful. Dental bridges help alleviate this problem by using the two surrounding teeth as anchors to hold a false tooth in the place where the gap is. Typically, porcelain crowns are placed over the surrounding teeth, and the false tooth, known as a pontic, is fused between them.
 
How it's done:
A minimum of two visits are required for placing a dental bridge. At the first visit, three important steps are completed. Firstly, the surrounding teeth are prepared to be fitted with a crown. This may including filing down the tooth so that the crown can fit over it. Secondly, an impression is taken of your teeth which will be sent to a laboratory to prepare the bridge and crown. Finally, your cosmetic dentist in Bayside, Dr. Davantzis, fits your teeth with a temporary bridge to protect them while the bridge is prepared at the laboratory.
 
At the second visit, the temporary bridge is removed and the new bridge received from the laboratory is fitted and adjusted. Multiple visits may be necessary to check and adjust the fit.

 

In certain circumstances, a dental implant is a better choice for replacing that missing tooth or teeth. Dr. Davantzis will explain all of your options and the reasoning behind choosing one option over another. In this way you will be comfortable with your treatment decision.

 

To close the gap in your smile with a dental bridge or even a dental implant, call your implant dentist in Bayside today at (718) 279-9700 or Click Here to schedule an appointment.