Addressing Tooth Loss with a Lifelike Bridge

Tooth loss isn’t always inevitable. In fact, with a lifetime of excellent hygiene and general dental care, you have an excellent chance at keeping all of your healthy, natural teeth for life.  However, many people still experience tooth loss for a wide variety of reasons, and when it occurs, the best way to preserve the rest of your smile is to replace the lost tooth with a highly lifelike prosthesis, such as a dental bridge. Filling in the empty space in your smile not only restores your smile’s appearance, but also reestablishes and improves your bite’s ability to function properly, helping you once again enjoy the healthy and beautiful smile that you deserve.

How a Dental Bridge Works

A dental bridge is crafted as a single prosthesis that is bonded to the healthy teeth nearest to the gap in your smile. These teeth, known as abutment teeth, support the crowns of the bridge that are attached to the replacement tooth, or pontic. Bridges are typically crafted from customizable dental porcelain, which gives the entire prosthesis a highly lifelike and durable finish. By replacing your lost tooth, a bridge offers a number of advantages and benefits for your long-term oral health, as well as for your smile’s immediate appearance and your overall confidence.

Bridge the Space in Your Smile

If you’ve experienced tooth loss, then a dental bridge could be the best way to rebuild your smile’s appearance and your bite’s function. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling the dental office Dr. Jack Schwartz in New York today at 212-582-6617 or emailing info@drjackschwartz.com. We also proudly serve patients who live in New Jersey, Connecticut, and all surrounding communities.