Dental Bridges for Tooth Replacement
- Posted on: Apr 30 2019
At DeStefano Dentistry in Pittsford, NY, tooth replacement options are readily available for new and existing patients in the community. Dr. Thomas J. DeStefano is a dental professional that can walk patients through the options available for their smile. Patients who need to replace one or more teeth may be interested in finding out more about dental bridges.
What are dental bridges?
Bridges are dental restorations that “bridge the gap” when teeth are missing. These restorations are made of porcelain, which is a material that closely mimics the appearance of the natural tooth enamel. Porcelain restorations such as dental bridges can be custom-made to match the rest of the teeth in the smile, ensuring a seamless blend. Cosmetic dental work such as this is done for patients who need to repair the function and appearance of the smile. Bridges include false teeth fused to dental crowns on each end, using the adjacent teeth for support. A dental bridge is a more permanent solution than a partial denture, but not nearly as expensive as dental implants. This makes it a great “middle of the road” option for patients who are seeking something permanently placed yet affordable.
What are the benefits of dental bridges?
Dental bridges are:
- Strong and durable
Who is a candidate?
Any patient considering tooth replacement options will want to consider the advantages of dental bridges. Dental bridges are great for patients who want a permanent option that is not removable, such as a partial denture. Patients need to have adjacent teeth for support of the dental bridge or should be candidates for dental implants, which can also be placed to act as an anchor for the bridge on one or both sides. During a consultation appointment, patients can find out if they are appropriate candidates for this or other tooth replacement solutions.
Find out if dental bridges can be used to enhance your smile
The functionality of the smile is crucial when patients have experienced tooth loss. Working with a dental professional such as Dr. Thomas J. DeStefano of Pittsford, NY is one way to learn more about dental bridges and other tooth replacement solutions. Call (585) 248-2383 and visit the practice at 600 Kreag Road to discuss your specific needs.
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