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Dental Bridges Specialist

Advanced Smile Dentistry

General Dentistry & Cosmetic & Implant Dentist located in Jersey Shore, Ocean County, Toms River, NJ

Are missing teeth holding you back? If so, find out if dental bridges with Advanced Smile Dentistry, located in Toms River, New Jersey, and led by David Basar, DDS, are right for you. Dental bridges “bridge” the gap between missing teeth and provide strong, attractive, natural-looking replacements. To learn more about dental bridges, call or reach out via the online booking tool today.

Dental Bridges Q & A

What are dental bridges?

Dental bridges are dental appliances that replace one or more missing teeth. You often get them in conjunction with crowns, which cover damaged or vulnerable teeth.

Natural-looking and easy to place, dental bridges restore not only the function of your teeth, but also the beauty of your smile and the contour of your teeth. They fix problems such as:

  • Bad bites
  • Difficulties with pronunciation and speech
  • Shifting teeth
  • Trouble chewing

In addition, they help maintain your face shape.

How do dental bridges work?

In essence, dental bridges “bridge” the gap between missing teeth. They utilize artificial teeth made from ceramic or porcelain materials attached to crowns or a metal framework. Advanced Smile Dentistry offers three main dental bridge configurations, each which use a different combination of supports. These include:

Traditional bridges

Traditional bridges use dental crowns to support your artificial teeth. The practice can place these crowns over existing teeth, or they can attach them to dental implants.

Cantilever bridges

Cantilever bridges are supported by a crown on just one side.

Maryland bonded bridges

Maryland bonded bridges use a metal or porcelain framework to adhere to your smile.

Traditionally, to create your bridges, a dentist has to take a messy impression of your teeth and then send it to a dental lab. This system requires that you visit your dental office a few times to get your bridges.

Advanced Smile Dentistry, on the other hand, offers same-day crown and bridge placement using 3Shape Trios® intraoral digital scanners. Using this advanced technology, the practice completely eliminates the need for physical impressions of your teeth.

This means that you walk out with permanent and attractive bridges after just one visit. This time-efficient option is also much more comfortable than a traditional bridge placement experience.

How do you care for dental bridges?

You take care of dental bridges just as you would your natural teeth. Maintain them by brushing and flossing at least twice a day and by scheduling regular cleanings with the practice. With good hygiene practices, bridges usually last from five to seven years.

Don’t let a damaged smile hold you back. Learn more about dental bridges today by scheduling a visit at Advanced Smile Dentistry today. To contact the practice, reach out online or over the phone.