Replace Missing Teeth and Improve Quality of Life with Porcelain Bridges

Living with missing teeth is not easy. Not only does it affect your smile and oral function, but it also damages the remaining teeth, causing misalignment and further tooth loss. If you have lost teeth, a dental bridge is an effective solution for replacing what you have lost. Like an architectural bridge, a dental bridge spans the gap between two points (teeth).

Porcelain dental bridges at Dental Associates of Hoboken present a solid, realistic-looking solution for teeth missing in a row. Book an appointment today with Drs. Bari Posner, Anum Ali Giancarlo Brezillion to discover the life-changing benefits of dental bridges.

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a conservative and affordable solution for tooth loss. It fills gaps between two healthy teeth or implants. A dental bridge differs from stand-alone dental replacements like dental implants in that it consists of a set of false teeth (pontic) supported by healthy teeth (abutments) on both sides of the gap.

Our dentist secures your bridge by placing dental crowns on the abutment teeth. This unique design stabilizes your restoration, allowing it to remain stable and secure when eating, smiling, or talking. A dental bridge can replace up to four teeth missing in a row. It can also replace up to six teeth, but the longer your restoration, the less stable it becomes. However, your dentist can stabilize your bridge with dental implants.

What is the procedure for placing a bridge?

You need at least 2-3 appointments to restore your smile with a porcelain bridge. The first appointment is a consultation to determine your eligibility for a bridge. Then, we’ll create a personalized treatment plan to restore your smile with bridgework, considering your oral health and specific needs.

If you are a suitable candidate for a bridge, we’ll prepare the supporting teeth by reshaping the enamel to accommodate the thickness of a crown. Then, we will take digital scans of your prepped teeth and send the records to a dental lab to fabricate your bridgework. Because creating your bridge and crowns takes several weeks, we’ll place a temporary bridge to protect your teeth.

Once we receive your bridge, you will need to come to our office to have it affixed. We’ll inspect your bridge’s fit, aesthetics, and alignment and make the necessary adjustments until you are happy with the results. The final step is to bond your bridge to the supporting teeth with strong dental cement. It will take a few days to adjust to your new teeth. However, once you do, you’ll eat, smile, and talk like you have 100% natural teeth.

What are the advantages of dental bridges?

Dental bridges offer several benefits. Some include.

  • Prevent nearby teeth from shifting into the space
  • They are maintained like natural teeth
  • Affordability
  • Renewed oral function and confidence
  • Conservative treatment
  • Long-lasting results
  • Porcelain bridges generate life-looking results

Am I a suitable candidate for a dental bridge?

Drs. Posner, Ali and Brezillion have the skills, experience, and technology to place porcelain bridges, even for complicated cases. Call (201) 795-2111 to learn whether you can restore your functional, brilliant smile with dental bridges.

Many Happy Faces

A bridge is a non-surgical way to replace one or many teeth. A bridge uses the adjacent teeth as anchors to support the missing tooth or teeth. With today’s dental advancements, a bridge can be fabricated in a fairly short period of time, using a metal or nonmetal foundation. Don’t let that missing tooth affect the way you speak, eat, and smile. Bridges yield immediate results that last a lifetime. Ask your dentist what type of bridge may be right for you.