Are there gaps or spaces in your smile? Have you lost any of your permanent teeth? A dental bridge in Rego Park, New York, may be right for you! Dental bridges fill the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Crowns are made for the teeth on either side of the gap with a false tooth between. The teeth around the gap anchor the false tooth, or pontic. Pontics can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these.
To prepare the teeth for a bridge, our dentist will recontour the abutment teeth. Then, impressions of the teeth are made so the bridge, pontic, and crowns can be constructed. When the bridge is ready, it will be checked and adjusted to best fit your teeth. The bridge is then cemented into place.
Different types of dental bridges are available. These include:
- Traditional bridges place crowns on the teeth on either side of the gap with a pontic in between.
- Cantilever bridges are used when there is only an adjacent tooth on one side of the missing tooth.
- Maryland bonded bridges are made of porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or plastic teeth and gums. Metal or porcelain wings bond the bridge to your existing teeth.
Call our office today to find out which type of bridge is right for you and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Eftihia Thomopoulos!