Dental Bridge Video
Tooth Bridges for Your Dream Smile
A dental or tooth bridge is an ideal way to replace a missing tooth or teeth. It is either fixed (permanently attached) or removable (see a removable partial denture). A common type of tooth bridge is made by creating dental crowns for the teeth abutting the open space left by a lost tooth, attaching a false tooth to the two dental crowns to fill the open space between them, and then permanently emplacing the two dental crowns that secure the tooth bridge. TLC Dental Group, the home of “Gentle Dentistry”, is a specialist in dental bridge procedures that are comfortable,, affordable, and enable you to eat, speak, and smile naturally again. If you are missing a tooth or teeth, please phone TLC Dental Group at (315) 637-7684 to restore your dental health with a dental bridge and your appearance with a Dream Smile.
Dental Bridge Benefits
- Replace a missing tooth or teeth
- Greatly reduce the risk of gum disease caused by missing teeth
- Greatly reduce the risk of bone loss caused by missing teeth
- Greatly reduce the risk of occlusal (bite) disorders caused by missing teeth
- Restore support to lips and cheeks diminished by missing teeth
- Restore normal speech often distorted by missing teeth
- Restore appearance and self confidence diminished by missing teeth
- Greatly reduce the risk of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders caused by missing teeth
- Create your “Dream Smile”
Dental Bridge Procedure
In your first visit to TLC Dental, we carefully examine and clean the area of your missing tooth or teeth. We review the types of tooth bridges and determine which one would best meet your dental needs. We then take exacting measurements and molds to fit you with a temporary tooth bridge while the permanent tooth bridge is prepared to our specifications by a highly specialized laboratory.
In your second visit, TLC Dental removes the temporary tooth bridge and adjusts the permanent tooth bridge for optimal comfort, chewing, and appearance. Your enviable dental bridge is then either permanently emplaced or, if needed, returned to the laboratory for final refinements before permanent emplacement.
Tooth Bridge Composition
TLC Dental bridges may be ceramic variants such as empress, cerenate, etc., a metal alloy such as gold, high grade porcelain, or high grade porcelain fused to a metal alloy. The choice of composition is based on the location of the tooth and attendant dental and aesthetic considerations.
Tooth Bridge Durability
The durability of a dental bridge, just like that of a normal tooth, is largely dependent on good dental hygiene and regular dental checkups. With proper care, dental bridges may last for many years.
Dental Bridge Appearance
In its creation, emplacement, and ultimate appearance your tooth bridge reflects our motto “The Art of Gentle Dentistry”. We provide for your comfort in the procedure and for your dental health in a completely functional replacement tooth or teeth. And in artfully shaping and color- matching your dental bridge, we provide a truly resplendent addition to your “Dream Smile”.
For more than a quarter of a century our calling card has been “We Cater to Cowards” and over this time we have set the Syracuse, NY dentist benchmark for “Gentle Dental.” Throughout your dental bridge procedure we will allay your concerns with our comforting staff, ambiance, amenities, anesthetics, sedation, and our unwavering commitment to your care and comfort.
Affordable Dental Bridges
Dr. Rothenberg believes that “excellent dental care should not be reserved for the privileged few” and that dental cost, particularly dental bridge cost, should be affordable. Accordingly, TLC Dental Group has long been recognized not only for the superiority of its dental bridges but also for their affordability. We are “Affordable Dental” and proudly preserve your teeth and your wallet.
For definitions related to tooth bridges by a dental bridge dentist consult Dr. Rothenberg’s Dental Dictionary.