Dental Bridges Westbury, NY - Tooth Bridge - Gerald Grossman, DDS

Dental Bridges

Missing teeth can make it difficult to eat and speak while taking a toll on your self-esteem.

A Dental Bridge can restore the gaps in your smile, improving both the appearance and functionality of your teeth.

Dr. Gerald Grossman in Westbury, NY, prides himself on the artistry of his dental work. Learn why so many patients choose our office.

What Is a Dental Bridge?

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A dental bridge is a porcelain restoration that is supported by two crowned teeth or two dental implants. A bridge can replace one tooth or several teeth. This type of restorative dentistry replaces your missing teeth with prosthetic teeth called pontics. Modern bridges are designed to blend in with natural teeth, matching their color, shape, and size. 

We offer both traditional bridges and implant-supported bridges at our Westbury, NY, office.

Find Out Why Patients Choose Us

Dr. Grossman has developed a reputation as "The da Vinci of Dentistry" and incorporates advanced materials and methods into each bridge we create. Our dentist combines science and artistry in every aspect of his dental work and is confident that you'll be happy with your results.

Receiving a Traditional Dental Bridge

During an initial consultation, we will discuss your concerns, goals, and treatment options.

If you decide on a traditional bridge, you can expect several steps:

 
 
 
 
 

Preparation

To begin, your dentist will numb the treatment area. For a traditional bridge, the teeth on both sides of the gap will be modified to support the bridge. This entails removing some of each tooth's structure to make room for the crowns

 
 
 
 
 

Lab

Impressions are then made of your teeth and sent to a lab where your bridge is made. You will be fitted with a temporary bridge until your crowns and pontics are ready.

Bridge Placement

At a follow-up dentistry appointment, your dentist will make any necessary adjustments to ensure your comfort and cement your permanent bridge in place.

 
 
 
 
 

Dental Implants: A Conservative, Stable Option

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Traditional bridges are a trusted type of restorative dentistry. However, they leave the jaw vulnerable to the bone loss that results from missing teeth. Many patients choose implant bridges for this reason. Implants are small posts that are surgically placed in the jaw where they stimulate the tissue, just like tooth roots. Plus, a self-supporting bridge allows your doctor to preserve all your natural remaining teeth.

Caring for a Dental Bridge

For both traditional treatment and implants, you can treat your dental bridge like you treat your natural teeth. Brush your teeth and bridge twice a day, floss your teeth once a day, use a threader to clean under your bridge, and schedule regular exams with your dentist.

With proper care, your dental bridge can last for up to 15 years.

Do I Have Other Options for Treating Tooth Loss?

A bridge may be your best option for areas of localized tooth loss. However, if you only have one missing tooth, an implant-supported crown may be a better solution. If you're missing an entire arch of teeth, we can have you fitted for dentures or implant-supported dentures instead.

How Can I Pay for This?

Dental insurance will typically contribute to the cost of a dental bridge but won't contribute to the cost of implants if you choose an implant-supported bridge. However, implants are worth the out-of-pocket cost because they can last a lifetime, protect your oral health, and maintain a dense, healthy jawbone.

Our Westbury, NY, office understands if you don't have insurance or need help covering out-of-pocket costs, so we work with CareCredit® and LendingClub®. These financing options allow patients to pay in affordable monthly installments.

"The office is very professional. Dr. Grossman is fantastic dentist who is on top of all the modern techniques. His staff is great..."
- Bruce Canner, 5-Star Review