You might think you’ll never struggle with tooth loss, but a staggering 140 million people currently live with gaps in their smiles. Thankfully, our team at NU Dental Staten Island offers effective solutions to restore your smile, confidence, and functionality. With a dental bridge, you can replace a single missing tooth or multiple consecutive teeth seamlessly, ensuring a natural-looking result. Continue reading or give our office a call today to learn how we can help bridge the gap in your smile!
A dental bridge consists of prosthetic teeth created from materials similar to those used for single crowns. It has two dental crowns on either side of one or more replacement teeth, known as pontics. The crowns are securely anchored to the adjacent natural teeth, while the pontics seamlessly fill the empty space, restoring your smile. Rest assured – our team will meticulously craft both the crowns and pontics to ensure they closely resemble your natural teeth.
Did you know that bridges can be placed on both natural teeth and dental implants? If you're not sure which option suits you best, our team is here to guide you. After a thorough examination of your oral health, medical history, and smile aspirations, we'll recommend one of the following choices:
If you've lost one or more teeth, a traditional bridge might be the perfect choice. It relies on neighboring healthy and strong teeth for support. By anchoring the bridge to these adjacent teeth, you can achieve a complete and functional smile.
If you've lost three or more consecutive teeth, you may want to consider an implant bridge. Through a strategic process, two implants are carefully placed in the gap to serve as sturdy foundations for the dental bridge. The bridge's crowns will be expertly attached to these implant posts, providing a secure and natural-looking tooth replacement.
Choosing a dental bridge offers numerous benefits for your oral health and confidence: