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Dental Bridges

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Brite Dental Spa

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Midtown West, New York, NY

If you ever lose a tooth or several teeth, it's important to keep the proper alignment of your other teeth to avoid oral health complications. Brite Dental Spa is a modern, integrative practice in Midtown West, Manhattan, that offers bridges to help you maintain your mouth's function and replace missing teeth. To schedule an appointment, call the New York City office or use the online booking tool today.    

Bridges Q & A

What are dental bridges?

Dental bridges are custom-made dental appliances that serve as fillers to restore your missing teeth. Since Brite Dental Spa uses a mold of your mouth to create a bridge, it fits perfectly. 

Bridges include false teeth, called pontics, that look natural and conform to the contour of your mouth. The material options for dental bridges include porcelain and gold.

Are all bridges the same?

If your dentist determines that you need a bridge, there are four types to choose:

Traditional fixed bridge

This type is the most popular and is for when you still have healthy, natural teeth on both sides of your empty space. It holds one or more false teeth in place with crowns adhered to abutments.

Maryland bonded bridge

This is for when you have two natural teeth on both sides of the gap—your dentist bonds metal or porcelain frames to the back of your abutment teeth.

Fixed implant bridge

This type uses implants as the support system rather than using frames or crowns. 

Cantilever bridge

A cantilever bridge is similar to a traditional bridge. The difference is that the false tooth is supported by a crown that’s attached to one side of an abutment instead of two.

No matter what type of bridge you need, they offer the feeling of security in your mouth compared to dentures and enhance the condition of your oral health. When you visit a dentist at Brite Dental Spa, you can see an overview of the different bridges and decide which one is right for you.

Am I a candidate for a dental bridge?

Dental bridges offer support for your oral health in several ways. They fill in the gaps in your teeth, which helps you chew and prevents gum disease. 

Additional benefits include:

  • Prevents your remaining teeth from shifting
  • Protects against serious dental issues
  • Restores your ability to pronounce words clearly
  • Restores the look of your smile
  • Helps maintain your facial structure

Talk to a dentist at Brite Dental Spa to find out if your oral health meets the criteria for a dental bridge to replace a missing tooth. 

To learn more about dental bridges, call Brite Dental Spa today to schedule an appointment or use the convenient online booking tool.