A dental bridge is a fixed, or non-removable, restoration that can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. If you have lost a single tooth or a couple of teeth in a row, our dentist may recommend a bridge. There are multiple types of dental bridges available based on your specific dental needs and preferences; however, the most common type of bridge is the traditional dental bridge. A traditional bridge includes two dental crowns and a pontic (prosthetic tooth). Dr. Jessica Gorelik will remove a small amount of tooth enamel from the teeth adjacent to the gap, allowing the crowns to fit over them. These crowns support the pontic and hold it in place, preventing it from shifting and slipping in your mouth. We can alternatively attach the bridge to dental implants. Because dental bridges are made from molds and impressions of your teeth, they match the size and shape of your natural teeth to blend in aesthetically and to comfortably fit your smile. In most cases, just two comfortable visits to our office are needed to complete your bridge.
When in place, a dental bridge can help to improve your smile by preventing the remaining natural teeth from moving out of position, restoring the natural shape and volume of your face, and improving your ability to properly eat, chew, and speak. Replacing your missing teeth with a bridge can also help to enhance your smile’s beauty. We invite you to contact us today at 201 Dental Care to learn more about how a dental bridge in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, can restore your smile after tooth loss!