Exquisite Dental Bridges Made from Top-of-the-Line Materials
If you want to improve the appearance of your smile and the dental function of your grin after losing teeth, dental bridges from our Tarrytown, NY, practice may be the solution. Traditional bridges are custom-designed dental restorations made from several attached crowns. Fitting securely over your nearby natural teeth, a bridge can fill in your smile and improve your bite. Dr. Michael Molnar also provides dental implant-supported bridges that do not rely on surrounding teeth for support. Dr. Molnar works with an outstanding partner lab that uses the latest dental materials. Because Dr. Molnar was a ceramist before becoming a dentist, he is meticulous and committed to beautiful aesthetic results. Therefore, your dental bridge will have a remarkably realistic shape, color, and sparkle.
Is a Dental Bridge the Right Option for You?
If you have between one and three missing teeth in a row, you are likely a good candidate for a dental bridge. However, if you have a larger gap in your smile, a denture will typically be more a more appropriate treatment. To qualify for a traditional bridge, the teeth adjacent to the gap in your smile must be structurally sound. If these teeth have cavities or have sustained structural damage, they may not be able to support the restoration adequately. To determine the structural stability and health of the adjacent teeth, Dr. Molnar will conduct a thorough examination before recommending a dental bridge.
If you are looking for the most stable option available, you might consider an implant-supported bridge. This solution not only eliminates the need to alter adjacent healthy teeth, but also prevents the jaw atrophy that follows the loss of a tooth. However, a strong, healthy jawbone is imperative for dental implants. If you have suffered from jawbone recession, you may require a bone grafting procedure prior to implant surgery. Again, Dr. Molnar will conduct a full evaluation to determine the right type of restoration for you.
How We Design and Place Dental Bridges
If you decide on a traditional bridge, Dr. Molnar can typically place the restoration in two visits. At your first appointment, he will reshape the adjacent teeth. Prior to beginning the procedure, he will numb the treatment area, so you should experience very little discomfort. He will use advanced lasers or air abrasion instruments to remove hard tissue without heat or unpleasant vibrations. Finally, impressions of your teeth will be made to enable the lab to create a highly realistic restoration that will fit comfortably and securely in your mouth.
The ceramists will then create your bridge, typically using a metal-free material. All-porcelain, lithium disilicate, and zirconia can be tinted to match the color of your teeth. In approximately two weeks, your bridge will arrive at our office, where Dr. Molnar will attach it to your teeth.
If you are looking for the most stable option available, you might consider an implant-supported bridge.
If you choose an implant-supported bridge, you will need to visit an oral surgeon for implant placement. Our lab will use the same precise, artistic techniques to create your restoration while you are healing. Implant surgery recovery usually takes about four to six months. Once the implants have fused with your jawbone, Dr. Molnar can attach your new, lifelike bridge.
What Are the Benefits of a Dental Bridge?
A bridge can improve all aspects of your oral wellness, including.
- Dental function: Once your bridge is in place, you will be able to bite and chew normally. Tough foods, such as steaks or chewy bread, will no longer be off limits. Your speech may be clearer, as well, and you can speak with the confidence of knowing that your restoration will not slip out of place.
- Long-term oral health: Missing teeth can alter the force of your bite, increasing your risk for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. A bridge can help distribute force evenly across all of your teeth. In many cases, it can also keep your teeth from shifting to fill the gap in your smile.
- Cosmetics: Your new teeth will make your smile look healthier. In turn, your whole face could appear more rejuvenated. You may enjoy especially great results when you visit Dr. Molnar, thanks to his many years of experience and highly trained artistic eye.
Restore Your Smile and Dental Function
To restore your bite, smile, and self-confidence after tooth loss, call our office at (914) 631-0884 or contact us today to learn more about our realistic dental bridges. During a consultation, Dr. Molnar can determine whether a traditional or an implant-supported bridge would benefit you.