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Dental Bridges - Hastings-on-Hudson

We fit all types of dental bridges including Traditional bridges, Cantilever bridges and Maryland bonded bridges. 

The best way to fill an open space in your smile that is the result of either a removed or missing tooth is through the utilization of a dental bridge.  There are various types of bridges that you can select from:

Traditional bridges

Referred to as the most common bridge used, this bridge enables individuals with the ability to bridge gaps that used to encompass a tooth in the open location. False teeth may be secured by utilizing crowns that will be placed on whatever side that the space is found on. 

Cantilever bridges

These type of bridges are often times used in order to replace a tooth that lacks supporting teeth on the right and left side of the area that is affected.

Maryland bonded bridges

This type of bridge includes both artificial teeth and gums. They are generally held in place by a metal frame that is fixated to an individual’s gums.

Three visits will need to be conducted in order to receive bridges.  The initial visit involves the teeth that will be responsible for supporting the bridge to make ample room for the device; the teeth will also be fitted for crowns during the initial visit as well. The next visit will involve the crowns being bonded to an individual’s supporting teeth; the mold will be used for the dental bridge. The last visit will involve the bridge being properly fixed to the supporting crowns that were placed on the individual’s teeth.

In order to determine the best dental bridge procedure for your particular case, please feel free to contact us at Hastings-on-Hudson Dental Arts.

Another procedure your dentist can perform, but you can’t, is to remove the bacteria that hide under your gums. These bacteria can lead to tooth decay and also to gum disease. If you notice that your gums are red, swollen, or bleed when you brush your teeth, you should immediately contact us to make an appointment. We can usually treat this stage of gum disease, known as gingivitis, fairly easily.

When we clean your teeth in our office, we use special tools. We can detect and scrape the tartar from your teeth without damaging the enamel that protects them. We have seen the dental tools that are sold over-the-counter. They look similar to those that we use but are not the same. In an untrained hand, these tools can cause permanent damage to your teeth.

We have seen this damage when we notice that the enamel on a patient’s teeth is not as thick as it should be or its thickness is uneven on a single tooth. Enamel is one of the hardest substances in your body. When we mention this to our patient, in the hope that we can find a cause we can fix, many times they mention these tools.

To discuss dental bridges at our office make an appointment online.

Or call our office today on 914-693-0199 for an appointment.