Bridges Specialist

Dr. K Dental

Dentists located in Gramercy, New York, NY & Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, NY

Don’t let missing teeth ruin your beautiful smile! A simple solution is within reach at Dr. K Dental, located in Manhattan Beach of Brooklyn and Gramercy of Manhattan, New York. The experienced dental and orthodontic providers place bridges in your mouth to fill the gap of missing teeth, restore your smile, and give you a boost of confidence. Call Dr. K Dental to learn more about bridges or schedule an appointment online today.

Bridges

What is a bridge?

A bridge is a dental device that fills the space of one or more missing teeth. It bridges the gap of lost teeth to restore your smile and bite and maintain the natural shape of your face. Bridges are made of ceramic, metal, or combinations of these materials.

They consist of an artificial tooth attached to crowns on each side. The crowns are like caps that provide a snug fit over your surrounding natural teeth.

How are bridges placed?

Dental bridge placement is usually a two-visit process consisting of:

First visit

During your first dental visit at Dr. K Dental, your provider prepares your natural teeth for crowns, or caps, on both sides of a missing tooth. They clean the teeth and reshape them to fit under crowns. Your dentist takes a digital scan or impression of your teeth and sends the information to a dental lab to make your custom bridge. You’ll receive a temporary bridge in the meantime.

Second visit

You’ll schedule a second dental visit about two weeks after the first when your new bridge is ready for placement. Your dentist permanently fixes the bridge into place by cementing crowns to surrounding natural teeth.

What are implant-supported bridges?

If you’re missing more than one tooth, or if your natural teeth are weak, your dentist might recommend an implant-supported bridge. Implants are metal posts that get surgically placed into your jaw bone. After the implants heal, your dentist takes a digital scan or impression of them, orders a custom dental bridge, and permanently secures it to the implants.

How should I care for my bridge?

To properly care for your new bridge and remaining teeth, do the following.

  • Brush twice daily
  • Floss every day
  • See your dentist regularly for exams and professional cleanings
  • Eat a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables
  • Use oral care products with the ADA seal of acceptance
  • Avoid chewing on ice and hard candies

Don’t let missing teeth make you self-conscious and ruin your smile. If you’ve lost a permanent tooth and want to fill the gap with replacement teeth, call Dr. K Dental for a dental bridge consultation or use the online scheduler today!