Missing permanent teeth take a toll on your smile’s appearance, undermining your self-confidence. Cosmetic and reconstructive dentist Frank Navarro, DMD, PA, offers dental bridges to fill in gaps left by missing or extracted permanent teeth. Call his office in Point Pleasant or Wall Township, New Jersey, to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
Dental bridges consist of artificial teeth that replace missing permanent teeth. They often are made up of two dental crowns separated by one or more artificial teeth. They can also be made up of several implant-supported crowns attached together.
A bridge can drastically improve the way your smile looks and functions, giving you the boost in confidence that you’re looking for.
The many benefits you receive with dental bridges include:
Dental bridges are strong, long-lasting, and look just like your surrounding natural teeth. Dr. Navarro, DMD, PA, personalizes each cosmetic dentistry treatment to perfect your smile.
To determine if a dental bridge will work for you, Dr. Navarro discusses your oral health history and examines your teeth and gums. He reviews the results of your dental X-rays and asks questions about your preferences and desired results.
The first step in placing a bridge is to digitally scan your teeth and mouth. These scans are used to develop a custom-fitted, same-day CEREC bridge that fits your mouth perfectly.
If you choose an implant-supported bridge, Dr. Navarro can insert the dental implants into your jawbone. Dental implants are metal posts mounted into your jawbone. They act as artificial tooth roots.
After a healing period, he and his team create a custom-fitted bridge that attaches to the implants.
When your new dental bridge is ready, Dr. Navarro secures it in place to perfect your teeth and smile. He ensures that it fits properly and comfortably.
To care for your new dental bridge, practice good oral hygiene habits at home. Brush at least twice a day, floss every day, and see Dr. Navarro and his team for routine dental cleanings. Avoid chewing on hard objects, and don’t open packages with your teeth. Wear a mouthguard if you play contact sports or grind your teeth at night.
Don’t let missing permanent teeth prevent you from getting the beautiful smile you deserve. Call the office nearest you to schedule an appointment or book one online today.