Who Is a Candidate for a Dental Bridge?
Restoring the smile after tooth loss doesn’t have to be difficult. Patients facing tooth loss and replacement may be worried that they’re not picking the solution right for their needs. There are many ways for patients to replace teeth, including:
- Dental bridges
- Dental implants
Patients who visit Park View Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics may want to speak to our team about the options available to them and the one best suited for their smile. For many patients, dental bridges are a wonderful solution!
What is a dental bridge?
The dentists of New York, NY describe a dental bridge as a porcelain restoration used to “bridge the gap” when teeth are missing. They restore function, beauty, and health to the smile. Dental bridges are single restorations that are custom-made for patients to match their existing teeth. They are composed of one or more false teeth called “pontics” that are fused to dental crowns on each end. The dental bridge uses the adjacent teeth for support by placing the dental crowns over them. The finish product is a natural-looking, strong, and beautiful restoration that replaces missing teeth.
Who is a candidate for a dental bridge?
Most patients missing teeth from their smile can utilize a dental bridge as a restoration. However, patients must have enough support on both sides to ensure placement. In some situations, patients may have a dental implant placed to act as a support on one or both ends of the bridge depending on their needs. Our team evaluates patients during their initial appointment to determine if a dental bridge is right for them.
Request an evaluation with our team today!
At Park View Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, our professionals in the New York, NY community are excited to provide patients with ways to restore their smile after tooth loss. If you have considered the benefits of placing a dental bridge and want to discuss this option with a provider in our practice, we encourage you to book an appointment with our front office team by calling (212) 879-6518. We are here to assist patients with general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry options for the entire family, and welcome new patients and families into our facility.