If you’re in need of a dental bridge procedure in Hastings-on-Hudson, our doctors are experts at high quality cosmetic tooth replacement. A dental bridge literally bridges a gap in your smile to replace one or more missing teeth. The adjacent natural teeth serve as anchors and are fortified with porcelain ceramic crowns. The missing tooth or missing teeth are replaced with a natural looking false tooth called a “pontic,” which is connected to the adjacent crowns.
There are many types of dental bridges our doctors specialize in. They include:
The four main types of dental bridges are explained below.
Traditional Dental Bridge
A traditional bridge bridges the gap of one or more missing teeth and is reinforced with porcelain crowns. We offer 3 unit bridges and 5 unit bridges to restore your smile. This is an excellent option when the adjacent natural teeth are healthy, so they can support the bridge.
Cantilever Dental Bridge
A cantilever bridge is also known as a two-unit bridge. One healthy, natural tooth is reinforced with a strong porcelain crown to support the pontic tooth that fills the gap. Since a traditional bridge is stronger than a cantilever bridge and can withstand more biting and chewing forces, cantilever bridges are more suitable for the front of the mouth.
Maryland Bonded Bridge
Like traditional bridges, a Maryland bridge is bonded to two natural teeth that serve as the bridge’s foundation on either side of the gap. Rather than using crowns to reinforce the bridge, this option is quite conservative, in that it uses a porcelain or metal framework that look like wings to hold on to the supporting teeth.
Implant supported bridges are incredibly strong and long lasting and can replace a number of missing teeth. Rather than natural teeth being the foundation of the bridge, the anchor teeth are supported by dental implants and dental implant crowns. This is a longer process, involving first an implant surgery to secure the implants into the bone, a waiting and healing period, followed by a final restoration. The result is a beautiful, healthy, new smile that can support the forces of chewing.
At Dental Arts of Hastings-on-Hudson, our dental bridges are made with the finest high quality materials in a comfortable and modern environment. Our team is highly trained on the latest advancements in dental technology to serve your family’s needs for tooth replacement.
In our dental clinic, restoring a missing tooth with a dental bridge is incredibly easy and pain-free.
Why Replace your teeth with a Dental Bridge in Westchester?
Tooth replacement improves the appearance and function of your smile
Better nutrition and oral health leads to longevity and quality of life
Completely natural looking results means you’ll speak, eat, and smile with confidence
Improve the appearance of sunken cheeks and maintain the youthful shape of your face
Prevent unnecessary shifting of the surrounding teeth leading to costly procedures like breaking and chipping and the collapse of your smile
We proudly serve the areas of Hastings-on-Hudson, Tarrytown, Irvington, and Westchester. For your free consultation contact Dental Arts of Hastings-on-Hudson Today