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Is a dental bridge right for me? Best dental bridges in Hackettstown

A dental bridge is an option if you are missing one or more teeth. Let’s take a deeper look at dental bridges to see if one is the right option for you.

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Is a dental bridge right for me? Best dental bridges in Hackettstown

A dental bridge is an option if you are missing one or more teeth. Let’s take a deeper look at dental bridges to see if one is the right option for you.
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Best dental bridges and crowns in Hackettstown

In most cases, a non-metal, all-ceramic crown can be used to give the appearance of a natural looking tooth. Crowns are used to help give support when there isn’t enough of the natural tooth remaining, to restore fractured teeth, to cover badly shaped or discolored teeth, or to cover an implant.
If an embarrassing space from one or more lost teeth is diminishing your self-confidence, a bridge may be an option for you. A bridge is a complete false tooth that is attached to the two adjacent teeth to hold it in place. The adjacent teeth are crowned to provide support and to protect them from damage.

Experience the difference a crown or bridge can make to your smile!

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a dental appliance that is used to replace one or more missing teeth. It literally bridges the gap created by missing teeth. A dental bridge consists of two dental crowns on either side of the gap with false teeth in between. The dental crowns are placed on your natural teeth, also known as abutment teeth, for support.

Costs involved with dental bridges

The cost of dental bridges varies depending on several factors, including the type of dental bridge, the materials used, the complexity of the procedure, and whether you have dental insurance. Our front desk team would be happy to help you determine what your out-of-pocket cost would be for a dental bridge.
At the end of the day, only you and the dentist can decide if a dental bridge is right for you. Vander Vliet Advanced Dental Care is here to help guide you through your decision. Call our office in Hackettstown today to get started!

Alternatives to dental bridges

If you are missing one or more teeth, there are several treatment options available to you. In addition to dental bridges, these options include:
– Dental implants: Dental implants are titanium posts that are placed in the jawbone to replace missing teeth. A dental implant is a good option if you have enough bone to support it. If you do not have enough bone, a bone graft may be necessary.

– Partial dentures: Partial dentures are false teeth that are attached to a metal frame and fit over your natural teeth. They are held in place by clasps or other attachments

The dental bridge process

Typically, it takes two dental visits to get a dental bridge.

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First dental bridge visit

During your first visit, the abutment teeth are prepared by removing a portion of enamel to make room for dental crowns. Impressions are then taken of your teeth and sent to a dental laboratory where your dental bridge will be made.

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Temporary dental bridge

A temporary dental bridge will be placed over the prepared teeth until your permanent dental bridge is ready, which typically takes about two weeks.

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Second visit and permanent dental bridge

During your second visit, the temporary dental bridge is removed and your permanent dental bridge is checked for fit and then cemented into place with dental adhesive or dental cement.

Aftercare of a dental bridge

It is important to take care of your dental bridge in order to prolong its life and prevent dental problems. Be sure to brush at least twice a day and floss daily. You may need to use a floss threader to help you floss under the dental bridge. It is also important to see your dentist or dental hygienist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups.

Frequlently Asked Questions

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Who would need a dental bridge?

If you are missing one or more teeth, due to injury, decay, or gum disease, you may be a candidate for a dental bridge. A bridge can restore your smile and make it easier to eat and speak. They can also help keep your remaining natural teeth from shifting out of place.
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What are alternatives to dental bridges?

There are several treatment options available to you. In addition to dental bridges, these options include: Dental implants and Partial dentures.

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