Dental Bridges

Durable Fixed Teeth Replacements

A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance that is an excellent way to replace missing teeth. There are several types of dental bridges.

You and your dentist will discuss the best options for your particular case. The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal.

Porcelain fixed dental bridges are popular because they resemble your natural teeth. This type of dental bridge consists of two dental crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years, however they may need replacement or need to be re-cemented due to normal wear.

You Need Dental Bridges to:

  • Fill space of missing teeth.
  • Fill space of missing teeth.
  • Maintain facial shape.
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
  • Restore chewing and speaking ability.
  • Restore your smile.
  • Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance.

Dental Bridges Groton NY

Dental BridgesGetting a dental bridge usually requires two or more visits. While the teeth are numb, the two anchoring teeth are prepared by removing a portion of enamel to allow for a crown.

Next, a highly accurate impression (mold) is made which will be sent to a dental laboratory where the dental bridge will be fabricated. In addition, a temporary dental bridge will be made and worn for several weeks until your next appointment.

At the second visit to your Groton family dentistry, Access Dental,  your permanent dental bridge will be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented to achieve a proper fit. Occasionally your Groton dentist, Dr. Ali may only temporarily cement the dental bridge, allowing your teeth and tissue time to get used to the new bridge. The new dental bridge will be permanently cemented at a later time.

You will receive care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment. Proper brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new permanent dental bridge.

Visit us today to restore the confidence in your smile by filling out the gaps between your teeth with dental bridges.

Call 607-898-5006 to make an appointment.