Dental Bridges in Fresh Meadows, NY

Dental Bridges in Fresh Meadows, NY

Dental bridges are a great way to maintain your smile looking it’s best and being it’s healthiest. For those patients out there that are missing one or more teeth, the option behind tooth implants are many, but not every procedure is perfect for every patient. That is when Dr. Al Gulum comes in, looks at your teeth, jaw, and circumstances and helps you make an educated decision towards your best smile.

Why Do I Need a Dental Bridge?

To begin, let’s establish what a dental bridge is exactly. Traditional bridges can be used when you have natural teeth on both sides of any one gap. On these teeth, the bridge consists of one more fake tooth and is held in place by dental crowns. These dental crowns are also known as abutments and are cemented on to the teeth closest to your gap.

In short, you need a bridge if you’re missing one more tooth. Bridges are strong enough to replace molars, but will always need to be protected with crowns.

What Happens at a Dental Bridge Appointment?

The following list is a comprehensive step-by-step of what you can expect at a dental bridge appointment.

  • Your teeth are prepared by removing a thin layer of enamel to be ready to receive the crown placed on top.
  • Impressions of the teeth are then made, serving as a model from which the bridge, pontic, and crowns will be made in a separate lab.
  • In a second visit, the bridge is cemented into your mouth and further protected by the crown closing the gap between the existing teeth.

If you still have more questions about dental bridges, give our office a call!

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