Dental Bridges Florham Park NJ
Dr. Raj Upadya uses dental bridges as a solution for missing teeth. There are many types of dental bridges, Dr. Upadya will help you make the best decision for optimal long term results.
A dental bridge is used to bridge a gap between teeth to replace one or more missing teeth. A dental bridge can either be removable or fixed and made from a variety of tooth-like materials.
Removable Dental Bridge
Typically, a removable dental bridge is reserved for short term solution. A removable bridge may be used to maintain tooth position while a patient is preparing to have a fixed dental bridge or dental implant. While the cost may be lower initially, removable dental bridges do not offer good long term benefits and frequently require replacement or repair down the road.
Fixed Dental Bridge
In a fixed dental bridge, a prosthetic tooth is connected to two dental crowns which cover the teeth on either side of the gap. A drawback to this type of a dental bridge is that it places stress on the natural teeth. Particularly if the teeth are in good health, this type of dental bridge could put unneeded stress on the teeth can lead to premature wear or cavity formation.
A better option is to have a fixed dental bridge secured by dental implants instead of dental crowns. Dental implants offer better long term benefits and do not affect neighboring teeth.
Dental Implant vs. Dental Bridge
When compared to a dental bridge, a dental implant provides superior long term results. Dental implants are often the best solution for replacing teeth because they are the closest thing to a natural tooth. In fact, most people forget they have a dental implant.
While the initial concern of expense may be an issue, dental implants are an extremely conservative solution and present the least number of problems in the future. And while dental implant surgery may cause anxiety, the procedure is no more involved than the process of having a tooth pulled.
Dr. Upadya uses dental implants to replace a single tooth or several teeth depending on the individual case. Learn more about Dental Implants
Schedule an Appointment
If you have broken or missing teeth, contact Esthetic Dental Care in Florham Park, NJ for a consultation with Dr. Upadya to find out what options are best for you. Call us at 973-241-5169 or click here to schedule an appointment.