When one or a few of your teeth are missing, it's more than just a problem with appearance — missing teeth can cause other teeth to shift. This can result in extra tension when you bite, increased pain during chewing, or even have trouble speaking. A dental bridge restores the appearance and health of your mouth by covering spaces with a false tooth supported by either dental implants, your natural teeth, or a combination of both. At SmilesNY Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in New York, NY, our experienced dentists offer custom-made bridges with top-quality materials that will help to restore your beautiful smile. If you have missing teeth, please schedule an appointment to learn about your restoration options with a custom bridge.
"Very professional, warm and welcoming. Amazing treatment and feeling so much better! Maria is an amazing!!!"- D.B. / Google / Nov 03, 2018
"I have been a patient of: Dr.Chase and Maria Vasquez for 18 years. The entire team is: lovely and professional. From the front office ,to my cleaning ,& seeing the doctor. They are punctual and value their patients. I now live in South Florida and return to NYC for the comprehensive treatment I receive at SmilesNY. I have tried other places and nothing compares. They are educated on the newest technology and options for treatment.Thank you for taking care of my teeth & my smile!!"- L.M. / Google / Nov 18, 2018
"i have been going to this dental practice for some time. And if you at all believe that consistency over time has anything to do with creating a brand and an experience, you should consider this for any and all of your dental needs. For creating an experience that is warm, informative and honest I think deserves special attention particular in any kind of health arena. "Bedside manner' is exemplary as is every aspect of the office beginning with the front desk. I have experienced several drs. here, and will say they all share a similar kind of personality and approach to what dental care is and should be. Dr. Roth is my primary here and any specialists they refer you to or who attend the practice for special needs all exhibit this same kind of human aspect and above all outstanding knowledge and experience. I will assume all the hygenists are of the same standard but I can only speak for one I regularly go to, Janice. I can't imagine someone being so passionate about that kind of work, c'mon think about it....ha! But she is and her thoroughness is hard to match, and then there is just who she is as a person. Plus, if you can imagine a dentist office actually have an energy of fun, in engaging with the staff...you don't have to imagine anymore....Health is worth the investment and I think if you have to go, what helps you get there is knowing you are in not only caring hands but truly human ones....that are however highly technical when it comes to the most current insights on dental issues. I schlep there, you should to!"- L.K. / Google / Nov 16, 2018
"The entire team at SmilesNY is professional and friendly, and each person excels at what he/she does. The staff embodies what it means to work as a team. This is evident in their dedication to providing actual health care for teeth and gums and is what sets the practice apart. I can recommend SmilesNY with complete confidence based on my experience over many years."- M.L. / Google / Nov 05, 2018
"I have practiced dentistry for 41 years.Dr Chase and I worked together over 15 years ago. When I fracture a tooth I reached out for his help. Besides being a terrific and caring person,he has risen to the top of our impression employing the latest techniques and materials. I have never been involved with a better dentist.Amy patient should be privileged to use him"- M.D. / Google / Nov 03, 2018
People with missing teeth don't merely have an appearance issue — gaps between the teeth can have a powerful impact on your oral health. The fact is: your mouth is carefully balanced and a gap can affect its function. In time, a missing tooth can lead to teeth shifting, creating bite problems (underbite, crossbite, overbite) and atrophy of the gums and jawbone. A dental bridge requires the surrounding teeth to be strong enough to support the restoration, including sufficient jawbone density and healthy gums. Your SmilesNY dentist will assess your teeth, gums, and jaw during your exam and consultation to help you select the best bridge type (traditional, cantilever, Maryland bonded, or resin bonded) and material (porcelain, ceramic, metal, and porcelain fused to metal).
What To Expect
After your teeth are prepped, digital x-rays and impressions of your teeth will be taken so that your custom bridge can be created. If needed, a temporary bridge or restoration can be placed while your custom one is being made. Once your restoration is ready, the needed areas of your mouth will be prepped with a numbing agent. Other anesthesia or sedation options may be used if you have anxiety or a strong gag reflex so you will be comfortable during the procedure. The dental bridge will either be cemented in place or attached to dental implants, depending on the support selected during your consultation. The fit of the bridge will be carefully adjusted so it feels right in your mouth and remains in place.
Once your bridge is in place, you should notice an improvement in the function and appearance of your teeth. You may need a second visit at SmilesNY to improve the fit of your bridge if it seems loose or uncomfortable in the first few weeks after placement. Your dentist will show you how to maintain your restoration, including the best way to clean it and if you need to avoid any foods. It is crucial to regularly clean your bridge and mouth since cavities can still develop underneath the restoration. With proper care, your custom bridge can last for many years. You need to continue to attend appointments at SmilesNY for your annual dental exams and bi-annual cleanings. At your dental exam, your dentist will evaluate the wear and health of your custom bridge to determine if it needs to be repaired or replaced.
Restorations like dental bridges are usually covered, partially, by most dental insurance companies. A member of our team will contact your dental insurance to determine how much your insurance will pay. SmilesNY accepts many payment methods, including medical financing, that can be talked about at your consultation. We can also help you select the best type and material for your bridge to fit both your needs and budget.
Dental Bridge Restorations
Even if you don't mind how you look with a gap, it can lead to bigger issues if it isn't fixed. Schedule a consultation to learn more about dental bridges and what options will fit your specific needs. SmilesNY is proud to offer high-quality dental restorations that can help improve the appearance and health of your teeth. Contact our office in New York, NY to schedule your appointment.