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Ovate Pontics

November 2, 2021

How Ovate Pontics Can Create a More Esthetic Restoration

At Dental Implant Center NYC, you can get the best restorative treatments for tooth loss. Dr. Spiro Condos is a highly experienced dentist in NYC offering implant surgery, treatment with crowns and dental bridges, and a complete range of general dentistry and cosmetic treatments.

Ovate pontics refers to a specialized dental treatment that works to create a more esthetic restoration with New York City dental bridges. It improves the appearance of a gum line so that a bridge replacement looks flawless, just like a healthy natural tooth or dental implant.

Learn about ovate pontics for a fully functional and more esthetic restoration, and schedule your consultation with the best dentist in NYC today.

What is the Ovate Pontic Technique?

The ovate pontic technique – often referred to simply as ovate pontics – is a cosmetic procedure used in conjunction with New York City dental bridges. Dr. Condos may recommend ovate pontics for a more esthetic restoration that is both functional and attractive in appearance.

This technique is used for restorations that are visible in the smile, around anterior (front) teeth.

There are a few steps involved to ensure the most esthetic restoration. Traditionally, the technique is performed in three stages by your dentist in NYC.

  • After diagnosis and confirmation that you are a suitable candidate for ovate pontics, tissues around the ridge will be sculpted into a concave shape, just like the shape of your gums around natural intact teeth.
  • A temporary bridge is placed to allow for healing while maintaining the sculpted shape.
  • When the ridge is fully healed, an impression will be taken to guide the fabrication of a permanent bridge in the dental laboratory. After fabrication, the final fitting of the permanent dental bridge will be performed.

Depending on the unique case, there can be some variations to this technique. Sometimes, the ridge can be shaped after bridge placement. The bridge will be temporarily cemented to allow the gum to heal in the intended shape.

Case planning is essential for the ovate pontic technique. Dr. Condos will evaluate your unique case, determine if ovate pontics is suitable or even necessary, and then progress with the treatment. You’ll be given all relevant details so that you can make an informed decision.

Regardless of the procedure used, Dr. Condos always provides compassionate care to provide the most esthetic restoration so that you can speak and smile with confidence and a full row of healthy teeth.

Are You The Right Candidate for Ovate Pontics and New York City Dental Bridges?

Ovate pontics is performed as part of tooth replacement treatment. New York City dental bridges are designed to replace a missing tooth or teeth, using surrounding healthy teeth as anchors.

All of your teeth work together to provide a consistent bite. When a tooth is missing, the surrounding teeth can move into the empty space, creating problems like…

  • An irregular bite.
  • Difficulty when chewing.
  • An irregular smile
  • Pain from unbalanced stress on your jaw.
  • Difficulties with speaking and pronunciation.

With New York City dental bridges, you will have an improved and more consistent bite. Dr. Condos will restore your ability to chew and speak. The bridge will also prevent existing teeth from moving out of place. You’ll have more confidence with a natural and beautiful smile. With ovate pontics, your smile will be natural right up to the gum line surrounding the replacement bridge.

It’s Important to Choose an Experienced Dentist in NYC

Diagnosis and case planning are just as important as the treatment itself.

Not everybody needs treatment with the ovate pontic technique. Likewise, New York City dental bridges aren’t always the best solution for tooth replacement. A removable partial denture could be better for your unique case, or, Dr. Condos may recommend a single tooth implant replacement.

An experienced dentist in NYC can ensure that case planning is detailed so that you have all of the right information to make a decision. You will be able to explore treatment options based on cost and the extent of tooth loss. Most importantly, the treatment will be designed for your comfort and your long-term dental health. Maintaining a smile is important, as is keeping your teeth and gums healthy.

Dr. Condos is an educator to dentists in training and practicing professionals around the world. He is highly regarded for his expertise in restorative treatments. You can get treatment with the most experienced dentist in NYC when you visit Dental Implant Center.

Contact us today and schedule your consultation to plan tooth replacement treatment with ovate pontics and dental bridges, or whatever is best for your case.