Dental Bridges Rockland County, NY

Dental Bridges An Overview

Tooth loss is one of the most common dental concerns amongst older patients. When you lose a tooth or multiple teeth, it is important to replace them as soon as possible. A custom-designed dental bridge can help restore one or several consecutive missing teeth. This tooth replacement solution is designed to fill the “gap” between missing teeth.

At Cosmetic Dentistry Associates, we offer custom-designed dental bridges for patients with missing teeth. We offer a full range of tooth replacement solutions in our comfortable Pomona, NY, dentist office. Dr. Peter Auster and Dr. Frances Tang offer high-quality dentistry for patients who are seeking a solution for lost teeth.

Dr. Tang has undergone advanced training in full-mouth rehabilitation with implant dentistry. If you are seeking a more complete solution for your missing teeth, we may recommend an implant-secured dental bridge. Visit our Pomona dentist office to explore your restorative dentistry solutions.

Benefits of An Implant Secured Dental Bridge

If you are missing several teeth, an implant secured dental bridge can replace them all.  An implant-supported dental bridge consists of strategically placed dental implants, abutments, and several dental crowns designed to form a bridge.

During your consultation, our team will evaluate your smile and determine if a traditional dental bridge or an implant-supported dental bridge is right for you.

  • It relies on dental implants for support instead of your adjacent teeth
  • A dental implant can replace the natural tooth root
  • Dental implants can help stimulate your jaw bone and keep it healthy and functional
  • They offer improved function and comfort
  • Can save you time and money in the long run
  • Offers a more stable and permanent solution for missing teeth

Dental Bridges What to Expect

The process in which a dental bridge is placed will depend on whether or not it is secured using your adjacent teeth or dental implants.

If dental implants are used, we can perform all aspects of your implant process in our Pomona dentist office. To increase patient satisfaction and eliminate the margin for error, we have adopted guided implant surgery. This allows us to precisely place implants in a safe, efficient, and predictable manner.

Once we place the designated implants, they will need about 3-6 months to fully fuse with your jaw bone. During the healing phases, we will place a temporary bridge to restore function and beauty to your smile. Once the implants have fused and the surrounding tissue has healed, we will take impressions of your teeth and mouth for the use of your custom dental bridge.

If your natural teeth are used to support your dental bridge, we will need to prepare the teeth and take impressions to create your custom dental crowns.

In either case, we will place your dental bridge during your final appointment. We will review any aftercare instruction to ensure you are getting the most out of your new restoration.

During your visits to our office, our team is committed to providing exceptional dental care. We take the time to ensure you understand all aspects of your treatment. Your satisfaction and comfort are important to our team, we offer a range of relaxing amenities as well as dental sedation ensure you are relaxed throughout your care.

Schedule A Dental Exam & Bridge Consultation Today

Learn more about dental bridges at Cosmetic Dentistry Associates. We offer full-service dental implants and a full range of tooth replacement options that can be tailored to meet your needs. If you would like to explore your options, call (845) 241-0656 or request an appointment online.

Dental Bridges FAQs

Is each dental bridge custom-made?

Yes! To ensure a comfortable and accurate fit, we fabricate each of our prosthetics to fit your mouth precisely. The process involves preparing the teeth on each side of the gap and taking detailed impressions. These high-quality and custom-fit bridges are far superior than store-bought options.

How many teeth can a dental bridge replace in a row?

We can use dental bridges to address a single lost tooth or replace up to three in a row. A traditional bridge consists of the replacement teeth, or pontics, with dental crowns on either end. The crowns are placed onto the prepared teeth, anchoring the pontics firmly in place.

Can a dental bridge be supported with dental implants?

Yes. While traditional bridges are held in place with crowns, we can also support a prosthetic with dental implants. The prosthetic will last longer, surrounding teeth won’t need to lose structure to make room for crowns, and the implants will stimulate jawbone tissue, preventing changes to the shape of the jawbone.

Can ignoring tooth loss lead to other oral health concerns?

Yes. If you ignore tooth loss, then misalignment can form, putting pressure on the jaw joints and making TMJ disorder and bruxism more likely. In addition, you can have trouble eating a variety of foods and you may be embarrassed about your appearance which can impact your quality of life.