A bridge may be recommended if you are missing one or more teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. Bridges span the space where the teeth are missing and are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. Our doctors at Elite Dental Arts will fit you with a temporary bridge while we wait for the lab to craft your permanent one. This will protect the abutments and the exposed gum areas and look more appealing than having a missing tooth.
A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap – these two or more anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth – and a false tooth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials to ensure they are strong and durable. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.
If you have missing teeth and are considering dental bridges, schedule a consultation with our doctors to discuss your options. To learn more about dental bridges and other services provided at our office, visit www.elitedentalarts.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Elite Dental Arts in New York, NY, call 212-681-0939.
Nick M. Mobilia, DDS
ELITE DENTAL ARTS
9 East 45th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10017
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