Are you embarrassed by your smile due to cracked or missing teeth? At Concierge Dental Design, conveniently located in the Financial District in New York City, Dr. Youngmo Kang and his staff offer long-lasting bridges that look entirely natural. Call or schedule an appointment online to learn more about fixing your smile.
A dental bridge is a prosthetic device cemented onto your existing teeth or implants. Dental bridges can replace a missing tooth or teeth by using your surrounding teeth as a foundation and creating a literal ‘bridge’ between your remaining teeth and missing ones where a false tooth is set. Unlike dentures that are removable, only your dentist can take out a dental bridge.
Dr. Kang carefully cements bridges to your natural teeth or implants so they can span the space where teeth are missing. These teeth are called abutments, which serve as anchors for your new bridge. Dr. Kang then attaches a false tooth to the crowns that cover the abutments.
Dr. Kang can help you decide which material is best for you based on the exact position of your missing tooth (or teeth), its function, aesthetic considerations, and cost.
After your dental implants are properly placed, Dr. Kang will schedule a follow-up appointment to evaluate your bridge, oral health, and see how your mouth is responding to the treatment.
Dental porcelain can be shaped to replicate your original teeth and fit comfortably within your established bite pattern. Porcelain is very durable, meaning it will withstand most natural tooth functions.
It also serves an aesthetic purpose: porcelain can match the color of your natural teeth. It convincingly mimics tooth enamel, ensuring that your teeth look natural and beautiful as ever.
Dr. Kang may recommend a dental bridge if you're missing one or more teeth.
The gaps left behind by missing teeth will ultimately cause your remaining teeth to move or rotate into the empty spaces. Such gaps can result in a misaligned bite and cause imbalances that could lead to oral issues such as gum disease.
Some of the benefits of a dental bridge include:
Dr. Kang and the skilled, compassionate staff at Concierge Dental Design use the latest, most advanced technology when it comes to fitting you with the best dental bridge for you. Dr. Kang ensures that you receive the best results possible. Call or schedule an appointment online to see if a dental bridge could improve your smile.