You’re not alone if you’ve lost a tooth from decay or injury. It’s estimated that 178 million adults in the United States are missing a tooth. At Emergency Dentist NYC in Manhattan, the experienced dental team offers dental bridges to replace your missing tooth and complete your smile. To schedule an appointment to learn more about dental bridges, call the office in Union Square, New York City, or request an appointment using the online tool.
Dental bridges are tooth restorations the team at Emergency Dentist NYC uses to replace missing teeth. Your dental bridge is cemented to your natural teeth or a dental implant to “bridge” the gap between your teeth.
In addition to restoring your smile, dental bridges also improve gum problems, lower the risk of oral health problems that interfere with jaw movement (temporomandibular joint disease), and prevent further tooth loss.
There are four primary types of dental bridges. Your dentist at Emergency Dentist NYC can review the types of dental bridges with you during your evaluation and determine the one best suited to meet your oral health needs.
The types of dental bridges include:
The traditional dental bridge is the most common type of dental bridge. This type of bridge includes one or more prosthetic teeth held in place with dental crowns that are placed over your natural teeth on both sides of your missing teeth.
To create the supportive dental crown for your bridge, your dentist must remove the enamel from your natural teeth to make room for the supportive crowns.
The cantilever bridge is similar to the traditional dental bridge, but your prosthetic tooth is fixed to only one crown, not two.
The Maryland bridge is considered the most conservative dental bridge option. With a Maryland bridge, the prosthetic teeth are held in place with a framework your dentist at Emergency Dentist NYC bonds to the two teeth next to your missing teeth.
Unlike the traditional and cantilever bridges, the Maryland bridge doesn’t require removal of the enamel from your natural supportive teeth.
If you’re missing more than one tooth, you may need an implant-supported bridge. In many cases, only one dental implant is needed for this type of bridge. Emergency Dentist NYC is a state-of-the-art dental practice and is equipped with a dental implant system.
The experienced team at Emergency Dentist NYC determines if you’re a good candidate for a dental bridge during an evaluation. The team takes into consideration the number of teeth you’re missing, your oral health, and your personal health and aesthetic goals.
Once the team determines you’re a good candidate for a dental bridge, they review the steps needed for preparation and placement of your bridge.
For comprehensive dental care from an experienced team, contact Emergency Dentist NYC by phone or online to learn more about dental bridges and how they benefit you and your oral health.