If you have one or more missing teeth, a dental bridge is a great option for you. At the office of Lisa M. Lynch DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Lynch places dental bridges to restore your natural form and function. For the best in restorative dentistry in Midland Park, New Jersey, call Lisa Lynch, DDS, to book a consultation, or use the online scheduler to make an appointment today.
A dental bridge replaces one or more missing teeth. It earns its name because it is a bridge over a gap between teeth. A bridge is made of one or more artificial teeth anchored to crowns on either side of the gap. The artificial or false tooth is constructed from the finest materials, which are usually gold, porcelain, or metal alloys.
Porcelain fused over metal — also called a traditional bridge — tends to be the most popular material. Porcelain bears a close resemblance to natural teeth, and the metal provides additional strength.
Dental bridges are fixed and remain in place at all times. The team at Lisa M. Lynch DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry gives you instructions on how to care for, clean, and floss around your dental bridge.
Generally, bridges are the best solution in the following situations:
Typically, a dental bridge can be placed in two office visits. Dr. Lynch goes over your needs and goals at your consultation so you’ll know exactly what to expect.
Dental bridges are a popular choice because they offer significant benefits, including:
At your consultation, Dr. Lynch helps you determine if a dental bridge is right for you.
If your mouth is in good shape and Dr. Lynch determines that you’re a candidate for a dental bridge, she is usually able to complete the process in two appointments.
At the first appointment, she gently sands off a thin layer of enamel from your anchor teeth and makes an impression for the lab. You’ll leave with a temporary crown to wear until the customized bridge is ready.
When you return, you’ll receive local anesthesia, so you won’t feel anything while the permanent bridge is affixed to your anchor teeth. Once in the proper position, Dr. Lynch polishes up your new bridge so it shines and sparkles and looks just like your natural teeth.
For a custom treatment plan, call Lisa M. Lynch DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry for an appointment, or use the online scheduler to book online.