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Dental Bridges in Bronxville

Dental Bridge

Bronxville Family Dental provides dental bridges in Bronxville, New York. Call 914-337-8430 or contact us today to learn more and schedule an appointment.

What Are Dental Bridges?

A dental bridge is a replacement option for one or a few adjacent teeth. A traditional bridge consists of two crowns that attach to your healthy teeth with one or more pontics (artificial teeth) suspended between them. The bridge is a one-piece prosthetic that looks like a row of attached teeth. A traditional bridge is a permanent restoration. 

Other types of dental bridges include removable bridges and implant supported bridges. Removable bridges can be attached to the existing teeth with metal clasps. Implant supported bridges are permanent and are anchored in place with dental implants that are placed in the jaw. Both of these options leave your healthy teeth fully intact.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

Dental bridges have many benefits: 

  • Affordable. A dental bridge is one of the most affordable tooth replacement options. In most cases bridges cost less than dental implants. 
  • Keeps teeth in alignment. When a tooth is missing or extracted without being replaced, the other teeth can shift out of alignment. But replacing the tooth with a bridge keeps the rest of your teeth in the proper position. 
  • Restores chewing ability. If you’ve been avoiding chewing on the side of your mouth with the missing tooth, a bridge fills the gap so you can chew effectively on both sides. 
  • Minimally invasive. The placement of a bridge requires no surgery, making recovery time essentially nonexistent. 
  • Ideal for patients with jaw bone loss. If a tooth has been missing for a long period of time, the jaw bone will weaken and resorb (dissolve), making it difficult to get a dental implant. A bridge is a workable alternative.

Are You a Good Candidate for Bridges?

If you have one or more missing teeth in a row, or if you have a tooth that is severely decayed or damaged and needs to be extracted, you may be a good candidate for a dental bridge. One of the benefits of a dental bridge is that it doesn’t require the jaw bone to be fully intact, so even if the support structures for a missing tooth have deteriorated, a bridge is still a possibility for replacement. After a brief evaluation we can determine whether or not a dental bridge would be the best option for you.

Why Choose Bronxville Family Dental?

We take a patient-centered approach to dentistry, meaning we recommend the best dental care options for you while taking your preferences into consideration. If you would prefer a minimally invasive treatment option for missing teeth, a bridge may be right for you. If you have a limited budget, we take that into consideration as well, providing you with affordable options. We believe that families deserve quality dental care regardless of their financial situation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are dental bridges covered by insurance?
Most dental insurance plans cover dental bridges to a certain extent. Coverage always depends on your individual plan and provider, so contact them or refer to your benefits guide to find out if bridges are covered and up to what percentage or amount.
Do dental bridges damage your healthy teeth?
One of the only downsides to dental bridges is that they permanently alter your healthy teeth. The support teeth have to be reduced in size before the crowns are placed over them, and the natural enamel that is removed is forever lost. The support teeth may also become damaged over time due to the force of chewing on the bridge. If this is a concern, a dental implant may be the better tooth replacement option for you.
How do I care for my dental bridge?
You can brush your teeth as you normally would and floss around your dental bridge. It is also a good idea to use a water flosser or small tooth brush to clean the area between your bridge and gums.
Is there anything I can’t eat with a bridge?
To help your bridge last longer you may want to avoid chewing any particularly hard foods in the part of your mouth where your bridge is located. Avoid hard nuts, popcorn kernels, hard candy, and other foods that are difficult to chew.

Contact Us Today

To learn more about dental bridges, call 914-337-8430 or contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

1 Pondfield Road Suite 103
Bronxville, NY 10708
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