Dental bridges are dental restorations that replace multiple consecutive missing teeth. They “bridge” the gap in your smile to restore the function and look of teeth. Traditional dental bridges are typically anchored by tooth crowns that cap off teeth on either side of the prosthetic tooth. However, dental bridges may also be supported by dental implants.
Dr. Haim Fedida is an experienced implant dentist and restorative dentist who helps patients replace their missing teeth. Dental bridges can be fixed or removable. Dr. Fedida often recommends fixed bridges held in place by dental implants. Compared to removable bridges, fixed bridges require less maintenance and restore full bite function.
Dental Bridge in Jackson Heights, NY
Receiving a removable or fixed dental bridge takes several visits to our office.
For a fixed bridge, Dr. Fedida will prepare the teeth on either side of the gap by removing a portion of the enamel. He then takes impressions of the teeth for precise treatment. Dental crowns are placed over the abutment teeth, or the natural teeth on the sides of the tooth gap. The bridge hardware holds prosthetic teeth in place of missing teeth.
If the dental bridge is fixed, the prosthetic teeth are held by dental implants. Although implant bridges offer a longer treatment time, they ultimately last longer than removable dental bridges. Dr. Fedida will examine your smile to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants.
Post-Op Dental Bridge Care
Immediately following your dental bridge treatment, avoid eating sticky or hard foods. When flossing, do not pull up on the floss. Pull the floss out from the side of the crown. You may experience temperature and pressure sensitivity. However, this should subside a few weeks after the placement of the final restoration. We recommend that patients take mild pain medications. If you have severe pain after your treatment, call our office immediately for emergency care.
Restore Your Smile Today
Restore your smile with a new dental bridge. Call Fedida Family Dentistry and Dental Spa for comfortable treatment today at 929.552.6315. You can also request a consultation with Dr. Fedida on our website.