Dental Bridges - Park Slope, Brooklyn

Why a dental bridge may be an option for you over an implant.

If you have one or more missing teeth then this can have a serious affect on your smile and on your dental health.

Problems with missing teeth can arise due to the following:

  • There is a shift in the alignment of your teeth
  • There is an increased risk of periodontal disease.
  • The risk of tooth decay increases
  • Adjacent teeth may cause problems
  • They may cause a speech impediment.
  • They may cause TMJ issues

What exactly are dental bridges

Like dental implants, dental bridges can be used to replace missing teeth or a missing tooth. These bridges are supported by the teeth on either side. The teeth on either side are known as abutment teeth.

What are the Benefits of Bridges?

Placing a dental bridge in a patients mouth is a restorative process. The dental bridge will improve your ability to chew and speak  and allow you to smile confidently. Recent studies published in the ADA have shown that dental bridges can reduce the risk of losing teeth adjacent to a missing tooth. These dental bridges can keep your jaw and face from changing shape, which is what normally happens when a person has a missing tooth.

What Types of Bridges Are There?

Cantilever bridges -  used to replace a tooth that does not have supporting teeth on both sides of the affected area.

Bonded bridges  - Held by a metal frame these include artificial teeth and gums.

Traditional bridges  - the most common. These  bridge the gap of an empty tooth space. This is done by by securing a false tooth using crowns on the teeth on either side.

How Are Dental Bridges Placed?

The method of installing a bridge usually takes two visits. The dentist will determine if you are a good candidate for a dental bridge. If you are a good candidate for a dental bridge then your teeth need to be prepared by reshaping or reconstructing and badly decayed or damaged areas. The dentist will then take an impression of your teeth by sending of to the lab an impression which is cast into a mold. In the meantime the dentist will give you a temporary bridge to wear. On your next appointment this mold will be fitted by the dentist to your teeth. He will then make any necessary corrections or adjustments on the same visit.

How long do dental bridges last?

They can last from 8 to 15 years, or even longer if you maintain proper oral hygiene by brushing and flossing daily.

How Much Do Bridges Cost?

The cost can vary and really depends on the type of bridge.

It can be anything from   $250 per tooth to $2500 per tooth.

Are Bridges Covered By My Dental Insurance?

They are usually partially covered by insurers. Ask your dentist before the procedure for an estimate as to how much will have to be paid out of pocket.

To find out more about dental bridges or to schedule an appointment, call Advanced Gentle Dentistry of Park Slope today.

Choosing a dentist in Park Slope

Are you looking for a new dentist in Park Slope for yourself or your family? Whether it has been years since your last dentist appointment or you have just moved New York, the decision you make when choosing a dentist can have a significant impact on your life.

Advanced Gentle Dentistry of Park Slope is one of the most advanced dental practices in Brooklyn. Many patients who have been looking for a dentist in Park Slope have found their true at the office of Dr. Jim Sarji. Check out our reviews on YELP and see why many patients choose Dr. Sarji and Dr. Konstanyan.
Check out our reviews on YELP and see why many patients choose Dr. Sarji and Dr. Konstanyan.

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