Great Neck, Nassau County, Long Island Dentists
Dental Bridges or Dental Partials are a recommended cosmetic dentistry option to restore your teeth to a healthier state if you suffer a damaged or decayed tooth requiring extraction. The loss of a single tooth can have a major impact on your dental health and personal appearance. Your teeth support and rely on each other. Bridges help maintain this support functionality in place of missing tooth. When one or more teeth are missing, the remaining teeth can shift out of their normal position. Teeth adjacent to the space or from the opposite jaw will often drift or tilt. These teeth are often more susceptible to decay and gum disease because they are more difficult to clean around. All of this shifting and drifting will lead to changes in the bite, which may put stress on the jaws, muscles and teeth. Ultimately, your ability to chew comfortably and your appearance may be affected.
If you loose a tooth, your dentist may recommend that a dental bridge be placed. A bridge consists of a replacement tooth/teeth attached to crowns on each side. The bridge is cemented to the teeth adjacent to the space, effectively replacing the missing tooth and preventing any shifting.
Help us assist you achieve that perfect smile that you always desired for. Call 516-482-2215 to make an appointment with Dr. Stewart C. Brody or arrange a consultation visit. We will finalize the bridge fitting procedure within just two visits for you. Contact us for all you dental concerns regarding bridges and crowns in Nassau County, Long Island, Great Neck, Manhasset, Roslyn, New Hyde Park, Port Washington, Mineola, Albertson, Glen Cove, Greenvale & surrounding areas in New York.
The procedures involved in making a bridge are very similar to those for making a crown. Bridges can be made from the same materials as crowns – full porcelain, porcelain fused-to-metal, and all metal. At least two appointments are necessary. At the first visit, your dentist will prepare the teeth next to the missing tooth for crowns. An impression of the prepared teeth will be made and a temporary bridge will be placed. At the subsequent visit, your dentist will fit and adjust the bridge and then cement it in place.
Your new bridge will require some special care when brushing and flossing. Your dental professional will instruct you how to clean around and under the bridge. They may recommend various cleaning aids to help you keep the plaque off and prevent further decay and gum disease.