Dental Bridges Provide Restorative Benefits

Dental Bridges Provide Restorative Benefits

Oct 31, 2018

If you’re looking for dental bridges in Raritan, NJ, Koren Family Dental is ready to help you get your best smile. Dental bridges are part of restorative dentistry, aimed at returning the strength and function of your teeth to a normal condition. Although they’re referred to as cosmetic dental appliances, they offer big improvements to your bite, enunciation, and jaw alignment.

It takes two visits, sometimes more, to get the best possible fit for your dental bridges at Koren Family Dental, in Raritan, NJ. We use a local anesthetic to ensure your fitting experience is pain-free and comfortable.

What is a dental bridge?

Dental bridges close (bridge) the space caused by missing teeth. A bridge is attached to the teeth on each side of the gap. Reinforcing crowns, attached to the real teeth forming the boundary of the gap, provide the attachment point. The false teeth of the bridge are held together by wire and situated in a plastic base. Teeth in a bridge are made of gold, porcelain, or metal alloys. Bridges are long-lasting and don’t need to be replaced often. They can last about 20 years.

There’s more than one kind of dental bridge. Two common varieties include:

Traditional. Traditional dental bridges are what we’ve described above. Crowns are placed on the teeth that abut the gap, then reinforced. The bridge then spans the gap. A traditional dental bridge is non-invasive and requires no surgery.

Implant-supported dental bridge. A dental implant is surgically placed into the jaw. A crown is then attached to the implant, with the bridge anchored on the implanted tooth

Wonder why people still get dental bridges?

People still get dental bridges for many reasons. They’re durable and last for decades. Dental bridges don’t require invasive drilling. They also:

  • Improve your smile
  • Allow you to chew properly
  • Restore pronunciation and clear speech
  • Stabilize your remaining teeth
  • Normalize your bite
  • Improve facial shape after tooth loss
  • Cost less. Traditional bridges are less expensive than implants or implanted bridges.

Dr. Jonathan Koren at Koren Family Dental in Raritan, NJ is ready to help you get dental bridges. We’re your family dentist



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