Dental Bridges in Port Chester
Natural-Looking, Durable Dental Bridges
A dental bridge consists of natural-looking crowns that replace one or more missing teeth. The bridge spans the space created by the missing teeth, and is attached to the teeth adjacent to the gap.
Dr. Feryal Alidadi has advanced training in many areas of dentistry, including the placement of dental bridges. She also has decades of hands-on experience and has successfully placed hundreds of bridges during that time. Let Dr. Alidadi bridge that gap in your smile, just like she’s done for so many of her patients over the last 20 years.
Dental bridges are an affordable and durable option for replacing one or more missing teeth. Dr. Alidadi keeps her prices quite reasonable, has great financing options and accepts most insurance plans.
How Does a Dental Bridge Work?
A bridge is comprised of two supporting teeth and one or two porcelain teeth to fill the gap left by missing teeth. The bridge is supported on either side by either natural teeth or dental implants. Our bridges are made of high-grade, durable porcelain. After she places your bridge, Dr. Alidadi will check to be sure that your bridge looks completely natural, that it is placed properly and functions correctly in your bite, and that it will last a long time.
Bridges can be an affordable solution to replacing missing teeth. Even if your missing tooth is hidden from view, getting that gap filled can be very important to both your chewing function and to your overall oral health. The spaces left from missing teeth can cause other teeth to shift, lead to bite and/or jaw problems and can contribute to gum disease and bone loss.
Dental Bridges vs. Dental Implants
A dental bridge requires the cutting down of healthy teeth adjacent to the gap. If the adjacent teeth are in need of crowns, or if they already are fitted with crowns, this type of bridge is a good option. However, if the adjacent teeth are healthy, dental implants are the more conservative and healthy option.
An added benefit of using an implant-supported bridge over a traditional bridge is that an implant preserves the bone structure of your jaw, just like a natural tooth root. Implants stop bone loss and can stimulate bone growth.
Implant-supported bridges are another option for replacing teeth. There is no cutting down of healthy teeth, the implants help to maintain bone density, and the bridge is permanently fixed to the implants.
An implant-supported bridge is a good option when you have multiple missing teeth, or are going to have teeth extracted. Costs for several implants to replace every failed tooth can be greatly reduced with implant-supported bridges. If you have three to four missing teeth, for example, a bridge can be created by placing two implants and using them to anchor that bridge.
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