How do Dental Bridges Work? – Dental Implant Center NYC
Dental bridges in New York are an option if you have lost one or more teeth in a row. The placement of a dental bridge will restore your smile, giving you your confidence back. At the same time, a dental bridge will restore the function of your smile, limiting long-term oral health complications and ensuring that you have a balanced and consistent bite.
You can enjoy custom smile by design dentistry with Dr. Spiro Condos and his team at Dental Implant Center NYC. Learn how dental bridges work and start planning your treatment by booking a consultation today.
Here’s What You Need to Know About Dental Bridges in New York
Dental bridges are dental prosthetics designed to replace missing teeth and restore the appearance and function of your smile. If you’ve lost a tooth a few teeth in a row, you can get a bridge unit designed by your dentist in NYC. Bridges work by utilizing adjacent natural teeth as anchor points for a prosthetic, which is an artificial tooth that fills the gap. A simple bridge can replace one tooth, but it’s possible to replace two or three teeth in a row using the surrounding teeth as anchor points.
The process begins with the careful preparation of the healthy teeth. These teeth are reshaped to accommodate dental crowns, which will serve as reliable foundations for the dental bridge. Impressions of the dental arch are then taken to create a custom-made bridge that precisely fits the unique shape of your mouth. In modern dentistry, 3D imaging can be used in many cases, rather than traditional physical impressions.
Skilled dental professionals like Dr. Condos use advanced techniques and materials to craft a bridge that closely mimics the appearance of natural teeth. The dental bridge is designed in the laboratory to achieve proper occlusion (the way teeth come together) and alignment, allowing for comfortable chewing and biting.
Once the bridge is ready, it is securely placed and bonded to the abutment teeth. This ensures stability and longevity for the restoration. The bridge seamlessly integrates with the natural teeth, restoring both the aesthetics and the function of your smile. You can have confidence knowing that a dental bridge will be fully customized for your smile. We call this smile by design.
In addition to providing cosmetic benefits, dental bridges help maintain the alignment of the surrounding teeth, preventing them from shifting or tilting into the space left by the missing tooth. This preserves your overall oral health and proper bite alignment.
You can care for a bridge by regularly brushing and flossing all of your teeth, including around the bridge unit. You will need to visit your dentist every six months for dental checkups and to check the condition of your bridge and any other restorations that you might have.
What’s an Implant Bridge?
An implant bridge relies on the same principles as a standard bridge. The difference is that instead of preparing the natural teeth around the bridge, two implants will be used to support the bridge unit.
You might need an implant bridge if you’ve lost more than three teeth and the surrounding teeth aren’t strong enough to support a bridge. Any damaged teeth will be extracted, the implants will be placed, and after the healing stage, you will be fitted with a bridge unit.
Dental implant bridges are extremely reliable and the implants replace the anatomical function of natural teeth. Implant posts are embedded in the jaw and eventually integrate with the bone, helping to preserve the jaw and the shape of your face. Implant bridges are easily maintained and are a cost-efficient solution. Best of all, implant bridges feel natural and look great, so they’re an excellent alternative to partial dentures.
Will my Smile Look Natural with Crown and Bridge Treatment?
The quality of crown and bridge treatment depends on the skill of the dentist and the laboratory. Dr. Spiro Condos is one of the most experienced dentists in New York and is highly regarded for his restorative procedures. Dr. Condos focuses on both the functional and aesthetic aspects of the restoration, ensuring that your smile is as beautiful as it is healthy.
We work with the best dental laboratory partners for crown and bridge treatments. Your crown and bridge unit will be custom-made in the laboratory to suit your mouth. Materials can be selected based on the position of the crown and bridge to ensure both aesthetic beauty and stability. Zirconia crown and bridge units are particularly popular for their natural looks and inherent strength.
You can learn about all the options when you come for your consultation. With Dr. Condos and his team, you can have confidence knowing that your crown and bridge restoration will look great.
Get the Best Smile by Design with a Dedicated Dental Team
Smile by design means having custom restorations that are uniquely suited to your needs. The concept of smile by design is more than just the aesthetic. It looks at the form and function of tooth replacements so that your smile will feel natural, look amazing, and help to protect and preserve your oral health.
Choose a dedicated smile by design approach by booking your consultation for dental bridge treatment at Dental Implant Center NYC.