What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge can replace one or more of your missing teeth. The bridge includes two crowns that are placed on the surrounding teeth and act as anchors; these anchor teeth are known as the abutment teeth. Between the abutment teeth, false teeth called pontics fill in the gaps in your smile.
Preparation for a dental bridge
We begin the treatment for your dental bridge in Greenpoint, Brooklyn by preparing your abutment teeth. This step involves reshaping these teeth so that we can place the bridge anchors on them.
What happens after you get a dental bridge?
After you get your bridge, you can brush and floss your bridge as normal. Follow our recommendations for scheduling your dental cleanings and appointments. Because the bridge is a single piece that connects multiple teeth together, you will have to use special tools, like a water pik, floss threader, or interdental brushes, to clean under and around your bridge. We will show you how to use these tools when you get your bridge so you are comfortable cleaning around it. Most dental bridges last between 10 and 20 years; you can prolong the lifespan of your bridge with proper dental hygiene.
How does a dental bridge improve your dental health?
Missing teeth negatively impact your health, making it hard to chew nutritious food and preventing you from confidently smiling and interacting with others.
A missing tooth can change the shape of your mouth, allowing other teeth to shift into the gaps from your missing teeth. This can cause jaw misalignment and affect your bite, making it harder for you to eat and drink comfortably and contributing to headaches and muscle pain.
What are the benefits of a dental bridge?
A Greenpoint, Brooklyn dental bridge has multiple benefits that make it an excellent alternative for replacing missing teeth:
It’s easier to chew and eat
One of the main functions of your teeth is ripping food into chunks and chewing it so it's ready to swallow. A dental bridge in Greenpoint, Brooklyn ensures you have all your teeth so that you can eat a varied and nutritious diet that includes all foods.
Your speech will improve
A dental bridge will make it easier for you to speak clearly. Many patients struggle to articulate specific sounds when they’re missing certain teeth.
You’ll boost your self-esteem
Replacing your missing teeth with a Greenpoint, Brooklyn dental bridge gives you the confidence you need to feel comfortable smiling and talking.
If you’re missing some of your teeth, a dental bridge uses artificial teeth to repair your smile. Dental bridges use your remaining teeth to anchor your replacement teeth.
Other related treatments.
Our restorative dental treatments are designed to bring your a natural smile.
Our philosophy for dentistry is simple and straightforward. We aim to provide care that is in your best interest. This means we are transparent and non judgemental, kind and empathetic. We have multiple specialists in house as we feel that this is the best way to provide comprehensive care to our patients.
Our office is relaxing and spa-like because let's face it, no one loves going to the dentist. We're trying to change that by providing a soothing environment for oral care.
Dr. Vicky Athanasiou
Founder, General Dentist