A space between teeth maybe cute on a young child going from primary teeth to adult teeth but it’s definitely not cute when the space indicates a missing tooth or teeth on an adult. Missing teeth are no laughing matter, they can hamper your ability to chew, put excess pressure on the remaining teeth and cause adjacent teeth to shift that may precipitate a change in the person’s whole facial structure. The best way to prevent these problems is to replace missing teeth with dental bridges in Cobble Hill. Our Central Park Dentists use the very latest in dental equipment and technology to restore missing teeth at our state-of-the-art office. Our approach is to make sure our patients get the best care in a compassionate and stress-free environment.
Dental bridges in Cobble Hill replace missing teeth with artificial teeth that are placed directly over the spaces where the missing teeth were. Bridges are made of gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials. They are often bonded onto the surrounding teeth for support. Bridges can be used to replace a single missing tooth or a whole jaw full of teeth. There are two types of bridges fixed and removable. Fixed bridges are bonded to the adjacent teeth on either side of the gap by placing crowns on these teeth with the replacement teeth suspended in between. Fixed bridges are permanently placed in the mouth and can’t be taken out. Removable bridges, also called dentures, are either hooked onto the adjacent teeth or for a full jaw of teeth placed over the gums and affixed with paste adhesive, these bridges are easily removed several times a day for cleaning and placed back in by the wearer.
Our doctors can also use dental implants to secure dental bridges in Cobble Hill. Our doctors will implant a series of anchors directly into the bone along the jaw line and attach the bridges to the anchors making the bridges more secure and natural looking. Bridges that are secured by implants can be either fixed or removable through a series of snaps. There is no need to live without a full mouth of teeth, if you have missing teeth call our office for an appointment to meet with one of our doctors to start on the road to replacing those teeth.