Has your dentist examined your oral cavity and recommended a dental bridge. What exactly is a dental bridge, and how can it help?
Gaps in your teeth can be embarrassing and can be closed by dental bridges. What a dental bridge does is replace one or missing teeth with false teeth. This not only improves your smile, but it also helps maintain chewing and speaking functionalities.
With good oral care, dental bridges at Broadway Mall Dental Center can last for more than a decade.
Depending on your dental needs, preference, and budget, our dentist in Hicksville, NY, will help you choose the most suitable model.
Traditional Dental Bridge: This is the standard bridge in which the false tooth is held between two supporting teeth (or abutments as they are called). This is the most commonly used model and is ideal when the patient has natural teeth on both sides to support the bridge.
Cantilever Bridge: As the name suggests, this type of bridge rests on only one tooth adjacent to the gap and is used when there is only one anchoring tooth. However, the weight of the bridge is supported by only one tooth, which may then wear away quickly.
Maryland Bonded Bridge: This type of bridge also requires two adjacent teeth, but the bridge is supported by a metal framework instead of resting only on the crowns.
Implant-Supported Dental Bridge: This is the strongest and most durable type of bridge. The dentist will surgically place implants in your jawbone, and the bridge will rest on them. The model prevents bone loss and is resistant to decay.
Think you might be a good candidate for dental bridges? Contact Broadway Mall Dental Center today to book a consultation. We can help you restore your smile!