If you have one or more missing teeth, dental bridges offer a natural-looking and functional solution that can help to improve your oral health and enhance your overall quality of life. Michael Molnar, DDS, is an award-winning dentist who creates custom-made bridges for patients at his Tarrytown, New York, boutique practice. Dr. Molnar and his team work with you to replace missing teeth and help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
Dental bridges replace one or more missing teeth and restore your ability to chew, speak, and smile comfortably. Traditional bridges are affordable solutions for tooth loss that can fill in the gap left behind by a missing tooth with ceramic, porcelain, or metal materials.
A dental bridge typically consists of two or more dental crowns that connect to the teeth on either side of the gap, with an artificial tooth or teeth in between. The crowns covering your natural teeth serve as anchors for the bridge. As an award-winning dentist, Dr. Molnar has over 40 years of experience placing dental bridges.
Dental bridges offer many benefits for restoring your smile, such as:
Once your bridge is in place, you can bite, chew, and speak normally and clearly. Tough foods like steaks or chewy bread are no longer off-limits.
Missing teeth can compromise the force of your bite, increasing your risk for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. A bridge can help distribute force evenly across all of your teeth. In many cases, it can also keep your teeth from shifting to fill the gap in your smile.
A complete smile looks younger and healthier, which can rejuvenate your overall appearance. With his artistic eye, Dr. Molnar uses his extensive training to find the perfect balance between function and beauty when creating your customized bridge.
Dental bridges are more affordable than dental implants and typically only take 2-3 appointments to place. However, implants last far longer and often offer a permanent solution for missing teeth. Since they bond to your jawbone, dental implants also stimulate the underlying bone to prevent additional tooth loss.
After a comprehensive evaluation, Dr. Molnar can recommend the appropriate type of restoration for your oral health, budget, and goals.
Yes, you can still get cavities underneath a dental bridge. Maintaining proper oral hygiene is essential when you have crowns and bridges. Along with regular brushing, flossing, and following a healthy diet, Dr. Molnar recommends visiting his office for routine teeth cleanings to protect your bridge.
Michael Molnar, DDS, specializes in providing durable, natural-looking dental bridges. Call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.