Here is What You Need to Know About Dental Bridges

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If you are someone who is missing teeth, you may feel self-conscious about the hap. Fortunately, installing a bridge is a quick, easy, and cost-effective fix to this problem. If you believe that you may be ready for dental bridges, please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable New Jersey dental team to learn more about how we can help you regain the smile you once had. Here are some of the questions you may have about dental bridges:

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is essentially a fixed removable denture that we will place in between two supporting crowns in your mouth. In most cases, dental bridges are made up of porcelain or bonded bridges, though what yours will be made up depends largely on your situation.

What are the different kinds of dental bridges available?

There are various types of dental bridges, though the most common are as follows:

  • Traditional Bridge: Traditional bridges are installed when someone has teeth on either side of a missing tooth that requires a dental crown.
  • Maryland Bridge: This is when we attach metal wings to your replacement tooth. These wings will dock on teeth on either side of the empty space.
  • Cantilever Bridge: This type of bridge involves placing an implant between adjacent missing teeth.

How can having a dental bridge installed help me?

Having dental bridges installed comes with numerous potential benefits, including the obvious: giving you the smile you’ve always wanted, without any gaps. Additionally, once you have bridges installed, you will be able to properly chew your food once again, as well as have a realigned bite, which can help save you from the potential pain that comes with having a misaligned bite. Additionally, installing bridges will allow your teeth to stay in position, preventing shifting, thereby preventing various other future dental issues.

How long will a dental bridge last?

In most cases, after you’ve had a dental bridge installed, you may not have to get them replaced for another 15 years. Sometimes, they can last even longer than 15 years, provided you treat them with care.

Contact The Dental Associates of Basking Ridge

Dental Associates of Basking Ridge is a compassionate, gentle, and professional state-of-the-art dental practice serving Basking Ridge, Morris & Somerset County. Our office is always ready to greet our patients with a smile, take the time to answer any questions, and provide the quality dental services our patients expect. Please contact us to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you!

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