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Restoring Your Smile with Dental Bridges

iSmile Dental | Teeth Whitening, Ceramic Crowns and Root Canals

June 10, 2024

Living without teeth can be a frustrating experience, making it difficult to share your smile and potentially leading to problems with eating or speaking. At the office of iSmile Dental, we offer a variety of solutions for missing teeth, including dental bridges. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a complete and beautiful smile while maintaining optimal oral health.

The impact of missing teeth on your oral health

When you lose teeth, it can have a cascade effect on the rest of your mouth. Teeth adjacent to the gap may drift or tilt into the empty space over time, while teeth in the opposite jaw may start to move downward. This shifting can lead to a number of oral health issues, such as difficulty cleaning between teeth and increased risk for tooth decay and gum disease. A dental bridge is an excellent option for preventing these problems and restoring your smile.

Traditional fixed bridges

A traditional fixed dental bridge relies on support from the adjacent teeth to replace missing teeth with artificial ones called "pontics". Depending on the number of missing teeth and their locations, one or more adjacent teeth may need to be prepared and crowned. Once the bridge is fabricated and fitted, it will be permanently cemented in place, providing a natural-looking and functional replacement for your missing teeth.

Implant-supported bridges

Today's dental implants offer an innovative alternative to traditional fixed bridges. Unlike conventional bridges, implant-supported bridges do not require the preparation of adjacent natural teeth for support. Instead, they use small titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone to provide a strong and stable foundation for the bridge. As these implants fuse with the surrounding bone over time, they help maintain healthy bone levels in the edentulous areas (spaces without teeth), preventing facial sagging and supporting normal facial contours.

Personalized care at our dental office

At the office of iSmile Dental, we take a comprehensive approach to your oral health. We analyze every aspect of your smile to develop a treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and delivers long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing results. Contact us today to learn more about dental bridges or any other services we provide.

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iSmile Dental 99 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222