Replace one or more teeth with permanent, fixed dental bridges
A fixed dental bridge is a prosthetic device used to replace one or several missing teeth by joining the artificial tooth or teeth permanently to adjacent teeth. Typically, the artificial tooth, known as a pontic, is held in place with metal crowns placed on the abutment teeth (the teeth adjacent to the space created by the missing tooth) and fused together using special dental cement. The bridge not only improves the aesthetic appearance of your smile but also restores your ability to chew and speak properly. Additionally, it helps maintain healthy alignment of other nearby teeth and prevents shifting of remaining natural teeth that can occur when gaps from missing teeth remain unfilled. Dr. Boris Yusupov of South Huntington, New York, may encourage you to consider a dental bridge to replace missing teeth in the smile.
How long will my dental bridge last?
Fixed bridges require minimal maintenance and typically last five to seven years before they need replacement. Regular checkups and good oral hygiene practices, including regular brushing and flossing, can help extend the life of your bridge. During your visits to the dentist, it is important for your bridge to be checked for any signs of wear or damage. If you experience any pain or discomfort related to your bridge, contact your dentist right away so they can adequately assess the situation.
What is the process for receiving a dental bridge?
Receiving a dental bridge typically takes two or three appointments. During the first visit, your dentist will take an impression of the area and prepare the abutment teeth for crowns by removing a portion of enamel to make room for them. After this is done, temporary crowns will be placed on top of the abutment teeth while your permanent bridge is created. On your second visit, your bridge will be checked for proper fit and color before being permanently attached with dental cement.
Finally, you’ll receive instructions from Dr. Yusupov and his team about properly caring for and maintaining your new bridge.
Call All City Cosmetic Dental Care of South Huntington, New York, today!
Overall, fixed bridges are an effective way to restore missing teeth and improve your smile’s function and aesthetic appearance. Call (631) 352-2330 to request a visit at 17 Walt Whitman Road.