Dental bridges are amazing fixtures placed in the mouth that are long-lasting and can really change your quality of life. If you have any missing teeth or have been missing teeth for some time, dental bridges are a great solution. A typical bridge is two crowns or fixtures that go over two anchoring teeth and attach to artificial teeth, filling the gap in between.
Dental bridges in Raritan and, Bridgewater, Sommerville, Branchburg, NJ are much more common than one might assume and can fix a plethora of problems associated with your mouth. A few of these reasons include but are not limited to:
It is important to first note, that dental bridges are typically not done in only one appointment; you can expect at least two appointments to achieve your ideal dental bridge, done with both precision and compassion to make sure you are your most comfortable. To begin, the teeth are numbed, and the two anchoring teeth are prepared by removing a portion of the enamel to be ready for the incoming crown. An impression is then made of your teeth to be sent to a dental laboratory where the bridge will be made and customized to fit your mouth perfectly. A temporary bridge and made and worn for one to two weeks while the permanent bridge is made to your specification.
By your second visit, you are finally fitted with your dental bridge using special cement. The outcome is checked and adjusted to ensure a perfect fit for optimal functionality and aesthetic appeal.
Unfortunately, as with most dental procedures, the results don’t last forever. Dental bridges do, however, last a very long time but will need to be routinely checked, adjusted, and perhaps replaced.
For more information about dental bridges in Raritan, NJ and to speak with one of our dental professionals, please don’t hesitate to call our Raritan office at your leisure. We would be more than happy to schedule a consultation appointment for you or a member of your family.
Dr. Jonathan Koren is the dental care provider at Koren Family Dental in Raritan, also serving Bridgewater, New Jersey. As a practicing dentist for more than two decades,