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Bridges Specialist

Madison Dental Partners

Restorative & Cosmetic Dentists & Periodontics located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

If you have missing teeth and desire a beautiful smile, a simple cosmetic solution is available at Madison Dental Partners on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Steven Schwartz, DDS, Fadwa Robb, DDS, Navid Baradarian, DDS, and the experienced dental team design custom-fit bridges to fill in gaps left by missing permanent teeth. Call the New York City office to learn more or schedule an appointment online today.

Bridges Q & A

What are dental bridges?

Dental bridges are restorations that consist of an artificial tooth attached to two dental crowns -- tooth-colored caps that fit over your adjacent natural teeth. Implant-supported bridges consist of several teeth attached to each other and supported by artificial tooth roots. Bridges can replace gaps left by missing permanent teeth. 

What are the benefits of dental bridges?

Some of the benefits you can experience with dental bridges at Madison Dental Partners include:

  • A complete set of teeth
  • No tooth gaps
  • An aesthetically pleasing smile
  • Less adjacent teeth shifting
  • Clearer speech
  • Easier chewing
  • More self-confidence

Bridges can give you the full set of natural-looking teeth you desire and the smile of your dreams.

Are dental bridges right for me?

To find out if you’re a candidate for a dental bridge, your dentist reviews the results of your dental X-rays, examines your teeth and gums, and discusses your desired outcome. If you have gum disease or tooth decay, they can treat these oral health problems before placing dental bridges.

What happens during bridge placement?

When having a bridge placed, you can expect the following:

Conventional bridges

With conventional bridges, your dentist digitally scans your mouth to develop a custom-fitted bridge. They place two adjacent crowns over your natural teeth, then attach them to an artificial tooth and fill the empty gap.

Implant-supported bridges

With an implant-supported bridge, your dentist surgically implants titanium posts into your jawbone to serve as artificial tooth roots. After the bone heals around the implants, your provider can attach several artificial teeth to the posts to fill in gaps left by multiple missing teeth.

How should I care for my new bridge?

Maintain good oral hygiene habits at home to take proper care of your new bridge. Brush your teeth after meals, floss every day, and don’t chew on ice or other hard objects. See the Madison Dental Partners team every six months for routine dental cleanings and exams.

Don’t live with missing teeth when a dental bridge can perfect your smile. Call the Madison Dental Partners office to schedule an appointment or book a visit online today.