Dental Bridges are natural-looking tooth replacements that help maintain facial structure, reduce stress on the jaw and fill in the gaps caused by missing teeth. Fixed dental bridges are cemented to the existing teeth and do not come out. Removable dental bridges can be taken out.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER DENTAL BRIDGE PROCEDURE?
should make eating easier, but until you get used to the dental bridge, we recommend eating soft food cut into small pieces. For a few weeks after receiving a bridge, it is common to experience increased sensitivity to extreme temperatures. You will start noticing a difference with your speech becoming more clear.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF DENTAL BRIDGES
ditional bridges, cantilever bridges, and Maryland bounded bridges. Traditional dental bridges are the most common and involve making a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth. Cantilever dental bridges are the least common and are used for when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth. Finally, Maryland bonded bridges are made of porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal, which are bonded to your existing teeth. As you can see, whatever the issue, our dentists in the NYC area have a dental bridge for you.
ARE DENTAL BRIDGES DURABLE?
Dental bridges are very durable, as they can last 5 to 15 years and even longer. Like dental implants, if you practice good oral hygiene, dental bridges should last longer. With proper care, they typically last over 10 years. It is especially important to practice good oral hygiene since the success of the dental bridge depends on the foundation offered by the surrounding teeth. Therefore, you must keep your teeth healthy and strong by brushing and flossing daily. It is also advised to follow a balanced diet to prevent cavities and tooth decay, as well as see our NYC or Westchester dentists for check-ups regularly.