A Bridge to a Better Smile
In an effort to ensure that all of his patients are able to receive all of the best treatments available for any dental issue, Dr. Goldenberg offers dental bridges to his patients that need them. Andrew Goldenberg understands how painful it can be to be afraid to smile at the family pictures because you are ashamed of the appearance of your teeth, which is why he pursues his passion for giving you the smile you want and deserve.
What Is A Bridge?
Dental bridges are very aptly named, as they literally are created in order to bridge a gap that is formed when a patient has missing teeth. If you are missing one or more teeth and this has created a gap in your mouth, then a bridge can be used to fill it.
A dental bridge is formed by multiple crowns, at least two and sometimes more. These crowns sit atop the teeth on the gap’s sides. These two or more the teeth that are covered by the crown, are called abutment teeth. In between the abutment teeth is a false tooth or teeth that goes in between. The name for these false teeth is pontics, and the pontics of your bridge can be constructed from porcelain, alloys, or a combination of any of those materials. Implants or natural teeth that are already in place are used to support dental bridges to make that as effective as possible.
What Kind Of Benefits Do Dental Bridges Offer?
If you have a gap in your teeth formed by a missing tooth or perhaps several missing teeth, then Dr. Goldenberg understands how frustrating this can be for you. A lot of people hide their smile from the world in cases like this because they are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth, and if that sounds like you, then just know that it doesn’t have to be like that forever. That is why Dr. Goldenberg wants to help by fitting a bridge to perfectly fit into your mouth and make you proud of your smile once more.
Bridges are capable of not only restoring your smile, but also restoring your ability to speak or chew properly, the way you were able to before you lost your tooth or teeth. If you are missing teeth, resulting in a gap in your mouth, then it might make certain instances of speaking difficult, or impair your ability to eat certain foods because you are unable to chew them up correctly. Getting a bridge fitted into your mouth can give you the ability to speak and chew as normal.
Bridges also are a great way to maintain your face’s shape and distribute forces of your bite the way they should be. Missing teeth and empty space in your also give remaining teeth the freedom to drift and shift as they so please, but a bridge limits their ability to do this so your teeth will all stay where they are supposed to.
If a bridge sounds like it is the right course of action for you, then talk it over with your dentist and get their opinion on it. Dr. Goldenberg would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have on the matter!