Losing a tooth can hinder the health and beauty of your smile. Chewing and even speaking may suddenly prove uncomfortable or difficult. Thankfully, at The Silverstrom Group, we can replace missing teeth with a dental bridge. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, answer frequently asked questions about dental bridges, explaining the restoration capabilities of this breakthrough procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Bridges
Question: How does a dental bridge work?
Answer: A dental bridge consists of an artificial tooth with a crown attached to each side. The crowns are then placed on the natural teeth on either side of the gap in your smile. The crowns anchor the replacement tooth into place.
Question: Will my dental bridge look natural?
Answer: Yes. The crowns and pontic, or artificial tooth, will be custom-made based on impressions taken of your smile. Made from porcelain or porcelain fused with metal, crowns are designed to withstand powerful bite forces and mimic natural teeth. In fact, the crowns can even be shaded to ensure they blend seamlessly with your smile.
Question: How long do dental bridges last?
Answer: On average, a dental bridge provides between 10 and 15 years of quality restoration.
Question: Can my Livingston NJ cosmetic dentists use implants to secure a bridge?
Answer: Yes. A dental implant consists of a biocompatible titanium post inserted into the jawbone. The bone tissue bonds with the post, securing it for decades. The implant post can be used to hold a dental bridge into place.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston NJ Cosmetic Dentists
Do you have one or more missing teeth? Then talk to your Livingston NJ cosmetic dentists today. Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom can return your smile to full function and appearance with a custom-made dental bridge. At The Silverstrom Group, we offer the latest in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry to transform the health and beauty of our patients’ smiles. Contact The Silverstrom Group in Livingston, New Jersey by calling (973) 797-9345. The Silverstrom Group is located at 580 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, New Jersey.